Relationships within families can often become strained. Clashes of lifestyle and communication problems can lead to serious conflict and potentially damaging consequences. Family members may be having some difficulties, misunderstandings, or conflict that they are struggling to resolve, and they may be looking for some support to have the difficult discussions that really need to take place.
Family relationship mediation helps you to have a better conversation with your family members, to fix relationships, to open up new dialogue, and to find a way for everyone to get on better, whatever that means for them.
A completed referral form, providing us with details of the dispute and of the parties, and a signed booking form all are that is needed to book in the case.
The case manager will liaise with the referrer to organise the logistics, including timings, contact information, and online links (if required).
The mediator will meet with each party individually to discuss the dispute to date. These private sessions will last for approximately 1½ hours each.
Getting parties together for half a day in the same meeting allows for a comprehensive airing of views.
The agreement is a joint plan of action decided upon by the participants. The mediator can write it up as a good faith agreement to give to both parties.
If there is a third-party referrer, UK Mediation will provide them with a Mediation Summary on the next working day (subject to parties’ consent).
The case manager will follow up the situation after an agreed period by contacting the parties confidentially to see if the agreement is working.
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