Why should I try family mediation?
To raise awareness of Family Mediation Week (17th to 21st of January 2022) IDR Member; Nicole Phillips highlights why you might wish to try family mediation and the positive impacts it can have during a difficult time.
A recent survey by OnePoll asked one thousand divorcees about their experience of getting divorced. Over three quarters of people interviewed found their divorce stressful, and a quarter wished they’d chosen another way to end their marriage. A quarter regretted not using mediation and arbitration services to end their relationship.
Divorce and separation have far-reaching emotional repercussions. There are also a wide variety of practical issues that flow from divorce and separation. How will the couple go about de-linking their financial ties? If they have children together, how will they adapt to co-parenting when the family is no longer living under the same roof?
Where an ex-couple are struggling to agree their future plans directly, a more macro-level question arises: – how will they go about resolving their differences?
Professionals who work in this area and who adopt a truly client-centred approach will explore the different options available to their client, without nudging them down a path that might not be the best fit for them.
Where it can be conducted safely, mediation is one way for couples to discuss and agree on the best arrangements for the future.
Family mediators are professionals who act in a neutral capacity to help divorcing and separating couples have difficult conversations about their future.
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