John Barkers Mediation Service is for couples who are divorcing, separating or already separated, grandparents and other family members. Our experienced family mediator is completely impartial and can help you make arrangements for children, property and finance. Mediation puts you very much in control of making your own decisions and compared with going to court, it can be quicker, more effective and lower in cost.
If you are embarking on a new relationship, family mediation can also be used to help you to negotiate the terms of a pre-nuptial agreement.
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If you think you would like to consider family mediation as a way of resolving issues with your former partner, you can arrange to see a family mediator for a MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting).
A MIAM is a meeting with a family mediator which lasts for up to 45 minutes. You can explain your situation and the mediator will work out with you whether mediation is suitable and safe. A MIAM can be arranged either as a one to one meeting with mediator or jointly involving you, your former partner and the mediator.
At the end of this session if you want to proceed, and the mediator agrees it is suitable, we will try and contact the other party and invite him or her to come in for a MIAM, if a joint MIAM has not taken place. If you both wish to proceed, we will then arrange joint mediation session. If the other party does not respond or does not wish to mediate, we can sign the form/s you need for court.
In mediation sessions you will sit down in a room with the other party (or separate rooms of required) with our family mediator. The mediator will help you to discuss arrangements for children and/or property or finances. You will both have a chance to speak and be heard and express your wishes and feelings. The mediator is completely independent.
Where you reach an agreement, the mediator will record this and write up this up, this document is known as a Memorandum of Understanding. It may take more than one mediation session to reach agreement depending on your situation
For agreements on property and/or financial matters a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) can provided. This is not a legally binding document, but you can seek legal advice about going to court to make it legally binding.
Our Family Mediator is Adrian Coggon.
Adrian is an experienced Family Mediator and Family Solicitor who deals with Child Arrangements, Property and Finance and All Issues mediation. Adrian is accredited by the Family Mediation Council to carry out All Issues Family Mediation cases. He is also a member of Resolution, which is national organisation of family lawyers, mediators and other professionals committed to promoting a non-confrontational approach to family problems that encourage solutions to consider the needs of the whole family, and the best interests of children. Adrian is well regarded in the local area, helping families in the Grimsby, Cleethorpes, Scunthorpe, Hull and wider Lincolnshire region.
We are ready to help you now, get in touch today. John Barkers Family Mediation Service has accessible family mediation centres in Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Louth and Mablethorpe
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