Did you know… mediation allows you and your former partner to explore ideas about what your future may look like after separating and find common ground, without the anxiety of court proceedings, which could potentially save you time, money and of course stress?
You can use mediation whether you are considering separation or even if you are already separated.
We will work together with you and your former partner, by way of structured and constructive discussions, which are completely confidential and without prejudice.
You can feel safe putting forward your ideas as well as exploring the other person’s viewpoint without being tied to any option before you decide on which one you will both feel is the right one for you and your circumstances.
Government Mediation Voucher Scheme
We are a part of the government's free mediation voucher scheme which contributes £500 towards the cost of mediation. To find out more about the scheme and to apply, please visit - https://fullersfamilylaw.com/blog/2022/11/free-mediation-vouchers-worth-500-help-reduce-cost-legal-fees
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We are impartial and do not take sides. However, we will encourage you at all stages to reach a solution that has mutual benefit for you and your former partner.
In mediation we will also work to improve communication between you and your former partner so that you are able to discuss and make future arrangements for your children as they grow and their needs develop.
We have many years’ experience in mediation and as family lawyers. We will guide you through family law and make sure all your possible options are explored.
Need some advice out of hours?
Our offices are staffed Monday - Friday, from 9am-5pm. However, if you need to talk to someone between 8am-10pm, 7 days a week, please call any of our office telephone numbers. We will be happy to help.
Prior to a full mediation meeting you will have an individual pre-mediation meeting in which you let us know the outcome you want to achieve and we fully prepare you to mediate. This meeting costs £120 including vat.
Full mediation meetings last up to 2 hours and the cost of £480 including vat is usually shared equally between you and your former partner.
Mediation is currently being held remotely via Zoom and Microsoft Teams. We have an option to use separate virtual rooms if required during a meeting. There is a simple screen sharing facility so we can all view any documents at the same time.
If you are thinking about mediation as one of your options you can arrange an initial FREE callback by ringing 01234 343134, or you can book a FREE callback here. During the consultation you can ask questions and find out if mediation is right for you and your situation to move you forward.
If you have already arranged mediation elsewhere, but would like some preparation and support to give you the confidence that the mediation will be a success we offer a meeting with a “money back guarantee” to help you with the best approach.
Fixed Fee Divorce
When you are getting divorced it can feel as if you are surrounded by uncertainty; over the child and parenting arrangements, where you will live, what you will get or pay in spousal maintenance, or how best to split any finances and assets. With a fixed fee divorce, the stress is reduced to give you the confidence to start creating a new future for yourself and your family.
When trying to reach a divorce financial settlement with your ex-partner it can be hard to know where to start. Our family law solicitors can help you understand your rights and options so you can secure a divorce financial settlement that meets your needs.
When you are separating or divorcing, the priority for you as a parent is to sort out the arrangements for your children. You want to do the best for your children in what can be an emotionally challenging and testing time.
We understand that when relationships break down, life can become difficult. We know that thinking about a separation can be very upsetting and disruptive.
We understand that if you are unmarried and your relationship breaks down you may be confused about the best way forward.
If you are experiencing domestic violence or abuse, we understand that you will be upset, and might find it difficult to discuss what is happening to you.
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) offers family clients creative and flexible ways to put an end to their differences, without the added cost, delay and stress of going to court.
We advise on high net worth divorce and family arrangements. Our specialist family solicitors have the expertise and experience to help you resolve family law issues where there is high net worth, international connections, or a public profile to safeguard.
If you are not getting to see your grandchildren our family law solicitors can help you understand your legal rights and explore ways to make sure that you can get to see more of your grandchildren.
Whether you need spousal maintenance, or you are being asked to financially support your ex-wife or husband, spousal maintenance can be an emotive topic and a hard area to resolve.
Pensions on divorce need careful consideration whether you are nearing retirement or have some time to go before you plan to stop working. We recommend that you seek expert legal settlement advice from specialist family law solicitors so you understand your pension options on divorce and how best to achieve a fair divorce financial settlement.
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
If you are planning on getting married you should think about signing a prenuptial agreement. You do not need to have significant wealth to benefit from securing the peace of mind and security a prenuptial agreement provides.
Together We Part Service
We are often asked by couples who are separating whether they can both have the same solicitor. They know that they need legal advice on some of the issues arising from their separation, whether it be finance or children. But they are afraid that involving lawyers on each side will lead to increased conflict and drawn-out disputes, as well as to significant costs.
Family Solicitors for Police
We understand that the nature of police work can put extraordinary pressure on family life and you need advice to ensure that your family related issues are resolved as quickly, and efficiently as possible.
Family Solicitors For NHS Staff
Nobody ever expects to have family problems, but when they do occur you will want somebody to help you resolve them, swiftly and amicably.
Military Divorce Solicitors
When you are in the military, there may be added pressures involved that could potentially lead to a breakdown of the relationship. Although the legal process of divorce is the same, there are often more complexities involved, such as military pensions, complex child arrangements and matters regarding child or spousal maintenance.