The Advantages of Mediation Walsall as an Initial Step in Conflict Resolution
The message that is still missing is that, in the vast majority of cases, mediation Walsall should be the first option when there is a potential legal dispute. A dispute between an employee and an employer, a company over a contract or even between neighbours or separated partners all fall under the umbrella of this logic.
Not only does mediation Walsall allow for a more cost-effective resolution of a dispute, but it also increases the likelihood that the parties will build bridges rather than burn them down, which is especially important when there are children involved. You can see why mediation is so important, even if it requires an initial brave decision to sit down and talk to your ex-partner when your first instinct is to put as much distance as possible between you and them.
When going through a divorce or separation, mediation Walsall is always the most cost-effective and amicable way to resolve all of your issues, including:
- Making plans for a long-term future for your relationship.
- Reaching an agreement on a debt.
- Making plans for your children‘s future.
Mediation: What is it?
The goal of mediation Walsall is to help people who are having or anticipate having differences or a dispute sit down and talk, in order to come up with a solution that both parties can agree on.
A mediator is an experienced third-party facilitator who works with all parties involved in a dispute to find a solution. Discussions are held in a confidential setting, with a goal of helping the parties come to a mutually beneficial agreement. It gives people the tools they need to engage in productive negotiations and work toward resolving their differences or disagreements.
Instead of forcing an answer on the parties, mediators help them come to their own agreements on how things should be resolved and what steps they should take to move forward. Nobody is obligated to do or say anything they don’t want to unless they explicitly agree to do so.
Any time, even when formal proceedings are taking place, it can be used. Mediation Walsall is often used in situations where litigation is not even an option and where no attorneys are involved.
Every family has its ups and downs. There will always be disagreements, and they can arise for a variety of different reasons. An expert mediator can be a lifesaver when family members can’t come to an agreement on their own and can’t seem to find an amicable solution.
As an example, if you are separating, getting a divorce, or dissolving a civil partnership or if you have been raising your children with an ex-partner, you may find it difficult to manage all the practical arrangements regarding the care of the children. You may not be able to do this if you are feeling hurt, confused, or just plain angry. Families can benefit from the services of family mediators, who are specially trained to help separated parents or any other members of the family deal with conflict in an effective manner.
First and foremost, mediation Walsall!
My own experience as a divorce mediator has taught me that it is unlikely that anyone involved in the legal system, from the government all the way down to the individual divorce lawyers, will ever encourage people to settle their divorce through mediation Walsall.
However, as mediators, we must accept that we have a responsibility to educate the public about the benefits of mediation, even if the change is driven by society rather than mediators.
A simple but powerful message, “Anyone divorcing with assets to divide or with children’s needs to consider should consult a mediator!” might be the best way to get the word out.
When there are significant assets (such as homes or pensions) or future needs (such as school fees or mortgage payments) to discuss, mediation Walsall can be particularly effective from both a results and a cost perspective. An adversarial approach to dealing with these problems is conveyed by traditional law, which states that it is necessary to hire an attorney to represent you in court if you have assets worth more than a certain amount of money.
Contrary to popular belief, this is often the case. Many times, mediation Walsall can be more beneficial when there is a higher value of assets and a greater disparity in positions between the parties involved. Clients who have spent a great deal of money on the legal process but have seen little progress come to see me take up far too much of my time. These clients often lament that they should have started mediation sooner rather than later.
Water always finds its level; similarly, the legal system will change in accordance with the situation and increase in costs as a result of a larger marital estate.
Although the contested legal system can easily cost tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands, mediation Walsall costs tend to be very similar, and I frequently work with clients who could easily spend tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds but who only spend a fraction of this in mediation while still ensuring that everything from financial disclosure to making important financial decisions is handled as sensitively and robustly
If you have any questions about the mediation Walsall process, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Remember, always consult a mediator first (not last).