Family Mediation Solicitors

family mediation amershamDo you require the assistance of accredited family mediation solicitors to help you resolve your family issues without the expense and worry of legal fees and going to Court?

CORONAVIRUS / COVID-19: We are continuing to provide a full service. We offer remote meetings by telephone or video conferencing software such as Zoom, Skype and Facetime if required.

If you are going through a separation or divorce and you and your ex-partner have a child together, own a house, share debt or have other joint responsibilities, it is important to make clear arrangements as to how these will be dealt with going forward.

If you are struggling to make these decisions independently, mediation can be a helpful tool.  We have the experience and expertise to help couples reach agreement about the best arrangements for them and their families. These may be about financial arrangements, or the way in which the children are to be cared for. Mediation can help make things easier by:

  • Allowing the couple to be able to talk to each other in a safe and managed environment
  • Avoiding the cost and acrimony of Court proceedings
  • Reducing conflict and acrimony
  • Demonstrating to children that their parents can still work together to resolve difficult problems
  • Enabling the couple themselves to arrive at a solution that works best for them and their family, rather than having a solution imposed on them by a Court

Your matter will be personally handled by senior solicitor Christopher Dolton.  Christopher is accredited by Resolution as specialising in mediation and is also recognised as an accredited mediator by the Family Mediation Council.  This demonstrates his high level of knowledge, skill and expertise in this area of law.

Christopher acts for clients in Amersham, Chesham, Holmer Green, Hazlemere, Widmer End, Great Kingshill, High Wycombe, Rickmansworth, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross and throughout Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

If you considering mediation to help resolve your family issues please call us on 0800 086 2929, email or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form to arrange an initial consultation with our accredited mediation specialist.

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How Does Family Mediation Work?

Mediators are impartial and do not take sides. They are there to assist and facilitate discussions between the couple and provide information. Skilled mediators can help maintain focus on the issues, so the couple are more likely to reach agreement.

The mediator will consider with the couple if mediation is suitable for them. Meetings will be arranged to address the issues and consider options. The mediator may suggest other help, such as financial advice or support for children. The discussions are confidential unless concerns arise about the safety of either of the couple or any child. The discussions are legally privileged, which means they cannot be referred to in Court proceedings. Between meetings the couple may wish to meet with solicitors for advice. Once the couple have made proposals that they both find acceptable the mediator will prepare a summary of those proposals together with a summary of financial information so that those proposals can be approved by the couples’ solicitors who will then complete the legal formalities.

Sometimes the mediation process can only take a single meeting, other times it may take a number of sessions.  Essentially, mediation is a flexible process that can be tailored to the specific needs of those involved.

How Our Family Mediation Solicitors Can Help

The benefit of mediation is that it puts control of events back into your hands.

We have many years of experience of working with couples negotiating the breakdown of their relationship.  We can provide compassionate and impartial facilitation of discussions, working to help both parties come to an agreement they can be happy with.

We have assisted numerous couples to reach agreement with regard to issues concerning arrangements for their children and division of financial assets including high value cases.

Mediation is voluntary, but as a first step before litigation, it is a process that we would strongly recommend separating couples consider.

An accredited family mediator will have an initial consultation with you to discuss your situation in more detail. Once we understand your circumstances better, we can provide you with a clearer understanding of how we can help you.

Make A Free Enquiry

Our enquiry lines are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Call 0800 086 2929, email or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form to arrange an initial consultation and let our accredited mediation specialist explain your legal rights and options.

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    Christopher Dolton

    Solicitor and Accredited Mediator
    Family Law and Divorce

    “We felt that at all times Chris Dolton and Carol explained things to us in a way which was easily understood.  We also felt that they had our best interests at the forefront of any decisions that we had to make.”

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