LAKES

MEDIATION Liverpool

Helping couples across the North West resolve conflict around children and financial disputes themselves without the need of courts or solicitors…

Lakes Mediation Liverpool

There will always be disputes between families but choosing mediation is a better solution for dispute resolution – avoid court contact us today!

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Lakes Mediation Liverpool

Finances

One of the main reasons for family disputes is financial issues. Disagreements over money, property, and asset distribution can quickly escalate and can become distressing for everyone involved.

In Lakes Mediation, we understand the sensitivity of financial disagreements between family members and mediators use their skills to facilitate a constructive and calm discussion. Mediators help families to explore and identify each party's needs, concerns, and priorities. In finance mediation, both parties have the opportunity to explain their proposal, suggest alternatives, and ultimately come to a mutually agreeable solution.

Children

Child custody battles can be some of the most damaging and emotional disputes in a family.

However, through child mediation, parents can come to agreements on time-sharing, child support, and decision-making that prioritizes the best interest of their children.

Child mediation seeks to find a solution that works for both parents, which in turn creates a positive and less stressful environment for the children.

Grandparents

Grandparents can play a significant role in their grandchild’s life; however, conflict between grandparents and the parents of the children can be challenging.

Grandparent mediation involves working with grandparents and their children to try to find a way to maintain relationships with their grandchildren.

Pension

One of the most significant assets that are often part of divorce negotiations is the pension.
It's a complicated asset to value and divide, and if not managed correctly, it can result in unfairness or even financial ruin. That is where a family mediator comes in.
A family mediator can discuss the details of your pension and how it is valued, as well as explore options for division.
Through mediation sessions, you and your spouse can work together to reach a mutual agreement on how the pension will be divided.

HOME OWNERSHIP

Family mediation can be a beneficial process for those dealing with disputes relating to home ownership.
These types of conflicts can be particularly challenging as it involves one's home and usually includes a hefty financial investment.
Family mediation can provide an environment where both parties can openly discuss their concerns and develop practical solutions.
Mediation can address issues related to property ownership, mortgage payments, and the division of assets or liabilities.

Child Arrangements Order Liverpool

Arrangements for School Holidays

It is essential to consider school holidays when discussing the Child Arrangements Order.

During school breaks, many parents like to take their children on vacation or spend more time with them. The arrangement for the child’s school holidays should be included in the CAO document to avoid any misunderstandings.

An effective way to allocate school holidays can be alternating the years or dividing them equally.

Arrangements for Christmas

Another important consideration when making a child arrangement order is how the child will spend holidays, such as Christmas and Thanksgiving.

Many parents want to spend these special occasions with their children, but it can be challenging to come to an agreement on the specifics. In some cases, the court may specify alternate Christmas arrangements, where the child spends one year with one parent and the next year with the other parent.

Regardless of the specifics of the arrangement, it’s essential to remember that the focus should always be on what is best for the child. This may mean making some sacrifices or compromises, but ultimately, the child’s happiness and well-being should be the top priority.

Arrangements for Birthdays

A Child Arrangements Order will usually specify the arrangements for the child’s birthday celebration.

If birthdays are shared, then the child might spend the day with one parent, then another day with the other.

Such an arrangement ensures that both parents can make their child’s birthday celebration memorable without arguing about who has the right to celebrate with the child on the actual day.

Spousal Maintenance Liverpool

One of the biggest concerns in divorce or separation is financial support. Spousal maintenance, also known as alimony, involves regular payments to one spouse from the other to help them maintain their lifestyle. However, determining the right amount and duration can be challenging, especially if there are disagreements. Through family mediation, lakes Mediation can help couples reach a fair and mutually beneficial agreement regarding spousal maintenance. Mediators can work with the parties to understand their needs and obligations, assess their financial situations, and help them negotiate a settlement that works for both parties. Some advantages of mediation for spousal maintenance include:

  1. More control over the outcome than litigation.
  2. Lower costs and faster resolution.
  3. Flexible agreement terms that can be adjusted over time.
  4. Reduced hostility and stress.
  5. Improved communication and co-parenting.

Why Choose lakes Mediation Liverpool Over Court?

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Why Mediation Is Needed

Mediation is needed when two or more parties cannot resolve the issues between them. In family disputes, those involved may not be able to communicate clearly or may feel undervalued and disrespected.

As a result, differences can quickly escalate and lead to further conflict.

In such situations, enlisting the help of a mediator can facilitate a respectful dialogue between parties, opening channels of communication, and, ultimately, leading to a peaceful resolution.
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Is It Legally Binding?

Family mediation itself is not legally binding. It is the agreement that is reached through mediation that can be legally binding.

A mediator will encourage the parties to reach an agreement that is acceptable to all. Once an agreement has been reached, it can be written up into a formal legal agreement to be approved by a court.

If a party breaches the formal agreement, then they can be taken to court. It is crucial to note that only written agreements can be legally binding.

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What Is
Mediation?

Lakes Mediation is a professional and empathetic family mediation service provider, located in the UK. Our team of experienced and accredited family mediators is dedicated to helping families resolve their disputes in a constructive and collaborative manner.

We offer a range of mediation services, including divorce and separation, child arrangements, financial matters, and eldercare. We also provide online mediation, to ensure accessibility and convenience for families who may not be able to attend in-person.

Benefits of Lakes Mediation Liverpool

When family conflicts arise, it’s important to find a way to manage them and resolve them in a way that benefits everyone involved. Family mediation is an effective way of resolving conflicts and avoiding legal battles that can be expensive, time-consuming, and can cause significant emotional stress. Here at Lakes Mediation in Louth, we provide family mediation services with our experienced mediators. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of family mediation and how Lakes Mediation can help you resolve your family conflicts.

Mediating can help in  several ways, including:

MIAMS Session

To what end does a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) serve?


The initial consultation with a trained family mediator to discuss whether or not mediation could help you resolve your dispute outside of court is called a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).

Mediators Role

The mediator’s job is to help you and the other parent talk through your problems, consider possible solutions, evaluate how well they would work inpractise, and ultimately agree on the best course of action.

In shuttle mediation, the disputing parties are separated into separate rooms, and the mediator “shuttles” between them until they strike a compromise.

Confidential

The mediator is obligated to retain in strictest confidence any information shared with them during the mediation process.
Since is it can be or at any if it becomes that one or both aren’t a through it.

It is the mediator’s responsibility to ensure that the interests and perspectives of the children involved are taken into account.

Miams

When family disputes occur, communication and compromise are often difficult to achieve on one’s own. This is where family mediation comes into play. Lakes Mediation offers a resolution-focused approach to family conflicts, with the objective of reaching mutually agreed upon solutions that work for everyone. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of family mediation, as well as the importance of attending MIAMs (Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings) prior to the mediation process.

SUCCESS STORIES
From Lakes Mediation Liverpool Clients

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After our divorce I was seeing less and less of the children. Things were becoming strained and as I work shifts it was stressful. With Lakes help we sorted out an access plan within 2 short sessions thank you!
J. Evans
Lincs
FPDS trusted
The option of shuttle and online mediation made things possible for us. After years of arguments I was amazed that we reached a financial decision within a 4 sessions. We are now both able to move forward.
B. Smith
Cumbria
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When our relationship ended we were unable to come to an agreement on our business we built together. Lakes mediation held a safe and confidential space for us to come to a mutual agreement and avoid the stress and cost of court. Thank you!
V. Frazier
Newcastle
Handling Household Dispute