One Day Lawyer Assisted Mediation
Married couples may decide to manage their divorce and separation in a different way to the usual mode of family mediation. Instead of a number of 1 1/2 hour sessions held over a period of months they can, with their legal advisors present, set aside a day to talk through the issues around finance and children with the aim of reaching a binding agreement in a day.
Unlike the usual model of family mediation this style of One Day Lawyer Assisted Mediation allows the mediator to hold confidences between the parties giving more flexibility in helping unlock deadlock.
During the day of the mediation, parties may decide to come together to talk though issues or they may decide not to meet. This will depend on circumstances on the day and the parties' wishes.
One Day Lawyer Assisted Mediation gives you the opportunity of reaching a binding agreement on all issues around divorce in a day in a more flexible way than going to Court.
It is possible to meet the mediator before the day of the mediation so you can be confident that you can work with them. You can choose the day of the mediation - so you know that it's going to be a date convenient for both of you and for your lawyers; and with them present during the day you are assured of support and advice as issues arise during the mediation process.
One Day Lawyer Assisted Mediations can only work where you both give full, honest and accurate information about your finances. This process is called disclosure and must be completed by your lawyers before the day of the mediation. It means preparation for One Day Lawyer Assisted Mediation must be scrupulous.