Family Lawyers & Mediators in Brighton
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Divorce & Separation – Mediation

Mediation is the use of an impartial person or persons to guide couples in reaching decisions on separation and divorce. It provides an alternative to Court proceedings. Mediation can deal with separation, divorce, children, property and finance. The benefits of mediation are felt to be that mediation promotes better communication and co-operation between couples; allows the parties involved to control the decisions affecting their lives; helps children by reducing conflict; is confidential and is generally a quicker and more cost effective process than Court proceedings. Continue reading

Divorce & Separation – Deciding Your Approach

Many people are confused about the divorce process. It is natural to be stressed at the end of a relationship and to feel apprehensive about what lie ahead. The actual act of divorce, to end a marriage, can be stressful, costly and lengthy. However, there are ways in which you can minimise the stress, cost and time involved. It has to be said that the route to be taken will vary widely dependent upon the situation. Here is a guide to help you understand the options available and the associated costs. Continue reading

Divorce & Separation – The Collaborative Process

When relationships break down talking things through can seem too hard as the strongest feelings are hurt, bitterness and anger. However, the best solutions are those which you work out together for yourselves in which all involved share. That is what collaborative law is all about – reaching solutions together so as to ease the pain of relationship breakdown and create the best chance of building a brighter future. Continue reading

Divorce & Separation – Alternatives to Court

At Harney & Wells we very much believe that going to court is a last resort. It is far more effective (in every way possible) for family disputes to be resolved by agreement. However, it is often too much to expect people to negotiate between themselves (‘kitchen table negotiations’), during the emotionally charged time of a separation, without help from skilled professionals. Continue reading
Legal Aid for Mediation
From 3rd November 2014 legal aid is available to fund both the MIAM and the first session of mediation where one of the people involved qualifies for legal aid.


For further information see Legal Aid Changes for Mediation , Family Mediation in Brighton and About Family Mediation.
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