A Midlands - Wide Family Mediation Practice Specialising In Disputes Concerning Children and Family Finances
And a Service Where the Court Requires the Parties to Consider Mediation and/or to File a Form FM1
Please note that Trinity Family Mediation does not undertake publically funded mediations
As life-changing experiences go, the breakdown of a relationship ranks high in its capacity to cause stress, misery and upset. Following breakdown, the usual path has been to involve lawyers and the adversarial court process, in effect handing over the decision making in respect of the parties future to others. Experience teaches that documents filed in pursuit of this form of dispute resolution, and point scoring in correspondence, may often inflame the situation. As a general rule this process seldom promotes improved relationships in the post-court era and is almost invariably expensive and time-consuming.
In most cases Court Rules require the person applying for an order to have investigated the possibility of using mdiation before starting proceedings and to prove that they have done this by filing a Form FM1 with the Court Office (cases involving domestic violence, and a few other instances, are an exception). Trinity Family Mediation is able to assist in both aspects of this process.
Trinity Family Mediation is one of the few practices in the Midlands which offers direct child consultation (where appropriate) and, while undertaking a full range of finance and property mediations, a specialisation in child-related issues (see our brochure on the "Downloads" tab above). Where children are involved, engaging the court system can be a backward step and one that might cause more harm than good. Trinity Family Mediation offers a specialist child inclusive mediation service by a mediator who is qualified not only on paper but also from many years of working with children and their families.
The view that relationship breakdown is regarded as something to fight over rather than a tragedy for those involved, is increasingly outdated. Financial resources are reduced at a time when they should be kept within the family.
Hopefully these pages will show that there is another way and one that offers the chance for parties to extricate themselves and their children from a broken relationship without adding to the upset, hurt and unhappiness that often accompanies this time. More about the benefits of mediation can be found in the articles published in our blog pages which can be reached via the tab above or on the website www.trinityfamilymediation.blogspot.co.uk.
We welcome self-referrals from parties and also referrals from other professionals e.g. solicitors, counsellors etc. The self-referral form is in the "Downloads" section
For dispute resolution, mediated settlements and/or further information, please contact us by email or speak to our lead mediator, Anita Hall. Our mediation service covers Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and the Midlands. We will arrange appointments to suit you including where appropriate evenings and weekends.
Updated: 14 March 2013© Trinity Family Mediation 2012