Family Mediation Solicitors

At Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors, we offer family mediation services in York, Malton, Selby and Pickering. We are proud to be one of the few law firms in North Yorkshire to offer family mediation and we continue to receive positive testimonials from clients that have worked with us.

Our mediation service is called Your Family First and we help people work out arrangements for their children and family finances in a discreet and professional way. With trained mediation solicitors in our team, we make sure you take a positive step forward to finding a resolution for you and your family.

Speak to our family mediation solicitors in York & North Yorkshire

For more information about using our family mediation service, contact your local Crombie Wilkinson office in York, Malton, Selby or Pickering.

Alternatively, use our quick online enquiry form to ask a question or request a call back at a time that suits you.

What Is Family Mediation?

Family Mediation is a process where you sort out family disputes with the support of another person, a mediator to assist you in talking about your family and what’s best for them.

How does family mediation work?

You will attend a meeting or series of meetings with your former partner or family member over several weeks. At each meeting, the family mediator will help you discuss whatever issues are at hand and take steps to defuse any conflict.

Although the mediator will usually be a qualified family lawyer, their role is not to provide legal advice or to take sides. If you are able to come to an agreement at the end of mediation, the mediator will put your agreement in writing (called a Memorandum of Understanding). However, you will not be forced to agree to anything you are not happy with.

In mediation you talk, listen and decide.

Why choose family mediation?

Mediation is a great way to resolve family issues without having to go to court. Many people find the idea of court proceedings daunting because of the cost, the idea of conflict, and the risk that a judge will make an unsuitable decision on their behalf. For these reasons, the court process can be quite stressful, particularly where children are involved.

Mediation is designed specifically to take away that stress by providing a neutral environment where you can be open about your requirements and feelings. The family mediator’s job is not to act like a judge but to help you and your former partner or family member reach an agreement without any unnecessary conflict.

Trying mediation doesn’t mean you won’t be able to go to court if you need to. You can even use mediation if court proceedings are ongoing – it is never too late to try to settle amicably

How Our Family Mediation Solicitors Can Help You?

Mediation means you stay in control of all the decisions you need to make. Your Family First is our family mediation service in York and North Yorkshire. Although we are based at the offices of Crombie Wilkinson, we are more than a lawyer led mediation service. Amongst our skilled family law team, we have Chris Myles, a fully qualified Family Mediator who can conduct private and legal aid mediations. Chris has over 20 years’ experience as a mediator and almost 30 years as a qualified lawyer.

As well as being a member of the Family Mediation Panel, Chris is a member of Resolution, an organisation dedicated to helping families sort out issues with minimal stress. Chris is also qualified to undertake child consultation as part of the meditation process if relevant and appropriate.

At a time when you think there is nowhere else to turn, family mediation could be the answer. If you’re separating or getting a divorce, mediation is a proven way to calmly discuss arrangements with your partner or other family members. Communication is key and our mediators are here to make that easier, without the added stress of going to Court.

Your Family First is a dedicated family mediation service separate to the work we carry out in a capacity as a solicitor firm. We adopt a friendly, welcoming and approachable manner to our mediation services, combining our expert knowledge in family law matters. As mediators we cannot give clients legal advice but we can give them legal information and ensure they have up to date information when making decisions.

How much does family mediation cost?

Family mediation is generally cheaper than court proceedings. How much it will cost will ultimately depend on the individual circumstances of your case and largely dependent on the number of sessions needed which can usually be 1 to 3 with 1 to 3 sessions being usual.

We always aim to be open and transparent about our pricing. If you are on certain benefits or a low income, you may be eligible for family legal aid, and our family mediation solicitor, Chris Myles, accepts clients on both a private and a legal aid basis.

If you would like to request a family mediation quote, please give us a call or fill in our online enquiry form.

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Speak to our family mediation solicitors in York & North Yorkshire

For more information about using our family mediation service, contact your local Crombie Wilkinson office in York, Malton, Selby or Pickering and speak to our family mediation solicitors today.

Alternatively, use our quick online enquiry form to ask a question or request a call back at a time that suits you.

 

 

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