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Mediation is focused on resolving the issues faced by a separating couple
Mediation is focused on resolving the issues faced by a separating couple, such as the division of assets, arrangements in relation to children and other such family related matters.
Mediation involves both parties meeting with a neutral, independent mediator, who will not take sides with either party, but rather work with you both to reach mutual decisions and agreement.
After the mediation, you should seek legal advice to review the proposals that have been reached in mediation and create a binding agreement.
There are a number of benefits of mediation in relation to the breakdown of a marriage including:
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Arbitration is a flexible method for divorcing couples to resolve a dispute over finances and/or property outside court. If divorce proceedings are already being heard in court, arbitration can also be used to resolve discrete issues which may be holding up the case as a whole. Both parties appoint an independent arbitrator of their choice who hears all the evidence on both sides, understands what each wants to achieve and makes a binding decision (an arbitral award), later endorsed as a financial order by the family court. In a departure from the provisions laid down by the Arbitration Act, it is mandatory that the law of England and Wales applies to family law arbitrations. However, it must be appreciated that arbitration is an alternative to court so mediation and collaborative law should be considered first. It can succeed where other attempts at resolution have failed.
Arbitration can offer several advantages:
However, there are some disadvantages:
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