LAKES

MEDIATION Salford Quays

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

Lakes Mediation Salford Quays

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 Salford Quays

Finances

Arguments about money can cause severe tension in any family. That's why finance mediation is a crucial aspect of family mediation.

In finance mediation, a neutral mediator guides the parties involved in discussing their finances and coming to agreements in a non-confrontational and non-judgmental environment.

The mediator will help identify the issues, outline options and craft a mutually acceptable agreement.

It can cover anything from a divorce agreement to business disputes or inheritance conflicts. Lakes Mediation team has extensive experience in financial mediation and can help your family reach an agreement that works for each side.

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 play an important role in the lives of grandchildren and can often be affected when family disputes occur.

Family mediation can be used to help grandparents resolve any issues that arise concerning contact with their grandchildren.

The mediator will help the family to explore the issues and find a mutually acceptable solution, which can help to maintain positive relationships between family members.

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Family disputes can be emotionally draining, financially devastating and potentially destroy relationships forever.
Whether it's a divorce, child custody, or inheritance, the need for resolution in a fair and amicable way is paramount.
Fortunately, family mediation provides an opportunity to resolve conflicts without going to court or hiring lawyers.
In this article, we will discuss the benefits of family mediation, how it works, and why we firmly believe that Lakes Mediation offers the best mediation services.

HOME OWNERSHIP

In cases where a family dispute involves the division of property, family mediation can offer a more comfortable and peaceful alternative to the court.
One of the most common issues in property disputes is deciding who gets ownership of the family home.
Mediation can help avoid costly litigation, as well as allow for more creative solutions to be reached such as buyout options or splitting of assets.
Mediation also allows parties to preserve their relationships, which may be important especially when children are involved.

Child Arrangements Order Salford Quays

Arrangements for School Holidays

When parents have different work schedules or live far apart, agreeing on arrangements for school holidays can be complex.

A Child Arrangements Order can be tailored to specific needs, ensuring that the child’s care and educational needs are taken care of realistically.

The court will consider factors such as the distance between the parents’ homes, the child’s age, and any previous agreements or orders between the parents.

The order can also include any necessary provisions, such as the exchange of documents, pick-up locations, and transportation arrangements for the child.

Arrangements for Christmas

Christmas is a special time, especially for children. When parents separate, however, it can turn into a stressful and complicated time, particularly when it comes to making arrangements for the child.

A Child Arrangements Order can specify which parent the child should spend Christmas with and on what dates.

The order can also include provisions for parents to communicate with each other over the Christmas period, allowing the child to speak and spend time with both parents.

Arrangements for Birthdays

Birthdays are another occasion that can be challenging for parents to navigate after separation.

Many parents want to spend this special day with their child, but it can be difficult to decide on how to split the day or who will have the child on their actual birthday. In some cases, the court may specify that the child spends half the day with one parent and half with the other.

However, it’s worth remembering that the specifics of the arrangements will depend on the unique circumstances of each family. What is most important is that the arrangement is fair, consistent, and in the best interests of the child.

Spousal Maintenance Salford Quays

Spousal maintenance, commonly known as alimony, is often a significant issue in family disputes. During divorce proceedings, the topic can become a long and taxing legal battle that leaves both parties worse off. The adversarial system of litigation often pits spouses against each other, adding stress and animosity to an already difficult situation. Spousal maintenance mediation offers a collaborative and effective alternative. During mediation, a neutral mediator works with the couple to explore different options for spousal maintenance, taking into account factors such as income, earning potential, and quality of life. The process does require mutual trust and openness by both parties for it to work, but if you decide to go through with spousal maintenance mediation, the benefits for both parties are worth it. Some advantages of spousal maintenance mediation are:

  1. You have control over the process and outcome, instead of leaving it in the hands of a judge.
  2. You can save costs associated with lawyers and the formal litigation process.
  3. It can be more flexible in providing a long-term or short-term solution.
  4. It can repair damaged relationships and help with future co-parenting.

Why Choose lakes Mediation Salford Quays Over Court?

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Why Mediation Is Needed

Family conflicts can arise for many reasons, such as divorce, separation, financial problems, and property disputes. When the dispute escalates beyond a certain point, communication break down, making it difficult for family members to discuss sensitive issues without conflict.

Mediation helps to provide an impartial third party who can help resolve these conflicts.

With a mediator in place, open communication is more likely, allowing all the parties involved to voice their opinions, and work towards a mutually acceptable solution. Here are some benefits of family mediation:
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Is It Legally Binding?

One common question about family mediation is whether the agreement that is reached is legally binding.

In most cases, the answer is yes. Once an agreement has been reached, it can be made into a legally binding agreement by having it approved by a court.

This will make the agreement enforceable, which means that if one party does not follow through on their side of the agreement, legal action can be taken.

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What Is
Mediation?

Lakes Mediation is a family mediation service provider based in the UK. They offer a wide range of mediation services, including family mediation for couples, divorce mediation, co-parenting arrangements, and property-related mediation.

Their highly trained mediators are experts in conflict resolution, specializing in family matters.

Lakes Mediation takes a person-centred approach to their services, focusing on the individual needs of each client, and offering tailor-made solutions to meet their requirements.

Benefits of Lakes Mediation Salford Quays

Divorce or separation is never easy, especially when children are involved. It can be emotionally taxing for everyone in the family, and the legal process can also be complicated and costly. That’s why many families are turning to family mediation as a way to resolve disputes and come to agreements in a peaceful and mutually beneficial way. If you’re considering family mediation, you’re taking an important step towards a more amicable and efficient process. In this guide by Lakes Mediation, we’ll explore the benefits of family mediation and how it can help your family during a difficult time.

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

A MIAM, or Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting, is a meeting that is often required before starting the mediation process. A MIAM is a chance for each party to meet with a qualified mediator who will explain the process of mediation, answer any questions they may have, and assess whether mediation is suitable for their situation.

SUCCESS STORIES
From Lakes Mediation Salford Quays Clients

child access mediation
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