• Mediation

    Mediation is a voluntary process that allows separating couples to explore outstanding issues
  • Confidential

    All discussions are held in a relaxed environment and either party is free to leave at any time
  • Cost Effective

    Mediation can be a less expensive way to resolve your family disputes
  • Impartial Third Party

    Both sides will have a confidential meeting with an impartial third party
  • Minimise Ill Feeling

    Mediation is less pressured than court proceedings and can minimise ill feeling
  • Cohabitation and Prenuptial Agreements

    Some couples use mediation before entering into pre-nuptial or cohabitation agreements.
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Why use mediation?

Family Mediation SML

Mediation can be especially beneficial where children are involved.

Mediation allows arrangements for your children's future to be agreed (both in relation to their care and financial settlement) at the earliest opportunity with minimal animosity between you as parents. 

  • Decision making rests with you.
  • Mediation offers you more flexibility.
  • It can be more cost-effective than other ways of resolving disputes.
  • Provides you with the ability to fix your own timetable.
  • Mediation helps you avoid or minimise ill feeling.
  • Mediation is less pressured than court proceedings.

Adults who can reach agreements get less caught up in conflict and are better able to adjust and to co-parent their children in the future.

In addition, since 22nd April 2014 separating couples must attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before making most court applications, in order to consider whether mediation would be a better way of resolving their differences.

Why should you choose Reading Family Mediation?

All our mediators are experienced in helping people settle disputes.  As specialist family lawyers, we deal with complex financial matters on a daily basis. We have the necessary experience to understand and explain financial scenarios.

We regularly work with other professionals such as accountants, surveyors and actuaries whose services can also be called upon should it become necessary to obtain expert input within the mediation process.

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Self referral

Once you have made contact with one of our mediators, you can download a referral form here to complete and send to the mediator. 

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Solicitor's referral form

If you are a solicitor referring a client to Reading Family Mediation, please download and use this form to send to the mediator you have spoken to.

Download Solicitor's Referral