Family

  • Divorce & separation disputes
  • Family & extended family disputes
  • Family business disputes
  • Wills & probate disputes

Family Mediation Services

Family mediation services can resolve your family disputes of any nature saving you a lot of money, time and the stress of going through Court.

Divorce & separation disputes

A new reform of the family Court procedures in England and Wales came into effect on 6th April 2011, whereby all divorcing and separating couples will be referred to mediation to try and settle any disputes before being allowed to go to Court.

Family disputes of any nature can be stressful, unpleasant and emotionally draining, and are usually all three and more; divorces and separations are typically messy and highly emotional situations to have to go through.

Our family mediators can assist with the complications of divorce and separation as well as the issues regarding children, extended families, finances, property, inheritance and family businesses.

Family & extended family disputes

Families can get into dispute over almost anything; small minor misunderstandings, unforgiveable words / actions can escalate into lifetime feuds tearing families apart, which can in certain cases be carried on by the next generation.

Family businesses

Family disputes can become severely problematic when family businesses are involved, or at the time of a bereavement.

Wills & probate disputes

Sadly at  the time of a bereavement disputes can surface concerning wills, their validity / legitimacy, allegations of fraud, inheritance, trusts, allegations of executors acting inappropriately, issues can be further complicated when somebody dies intestate (without making a will).

Case Studies

  • Family Divorce Separation

    Family mediation, a divorcing couple entered into mediation whilst their divorce was going through, to see what they could decide amongst themselves to keep costs low whilst having to go through the inevitable divorce. Reconciliation was not an option, division of property and custody of their children was of key concern to them.
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  • Family Dowry Dispute

    Family mediation, Parminder and Sunita had an arranged marriage, although they had met each other a few times and had a handful of dates they never really got to know one another and were swept away by family and cultural pressures to get married and hope for the best as had been the case with their parents generation.
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  • Extended Family Dispute

    Family mediation, the claimants sued the defendant (their former sister in law) for £70,000 for a series of loans given to her for her to complete her studies; the claim was instigated as they claimed no monies had been repaid in accordance to the repayment schedules. The defendant claimed that only £20,000 had been borrowed which had been repaid, and any other money that had been borrowed was on the request of the claimants brother, used for his purposes and to benefit him, and therefore she owed them nothing.
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