Disputes Over Children East Sussex

One of the most important issues a couple faces when undergoing a divorce or separation is making decisions about your children. Disputes over children can also arise outside of marriage, in the case of death of the guardians, unplanned pregnancies or childcare involving two unmarried individuals. In all such delicate and often complex situations, a number of problems can arise, from money based disputes to custody disagreements. Many such cases often go to the court, which is not necessarily the best environment to resolve an already fraught and hostile issue. This is why many courts recommend that the couple/family avail of family mediation services to help them come to a mutual agreement on their own using mediation.
Our mediators are fully qualified to assist with all types of childcare related disputes and are equipped to handle tense issues in a focused, goal-oriented manner.

 

There are many different stages when a family can opt to seek out mediation services.

  • They can call in a mediator during a break-up to help deal with the immediate and future ramifications. This is often does as a pre-legal step or as an alternative to legal proceedings.
  • Sometimes they also choose to call in a mediator as a preventive measure, knowing a change in the childcare situation is anticipated.
  • Mediators are also called in the aftermath of a crisis or break-up, to help settle the loose ends and forge a smooth, stable future environment for everyone involved.
Agreements reached outside of court with the help of mediation are known to work better and last longer as they are carried out in a calm, stress free environment that is devoid of the natural rigidity and hostility of a court room. Rather than adhering to the judgment of a third party (i.e. a judge) partners will have the option of coming to a compromise which is to the liking of all involved. Disputes over children can often turn touchy because of their emotional ramifications and a calm, unbiased mediator can help to negotiate these stormy waters and come to a final agreement.

Mediators focus on providing an open and useful framework of communication (now and in the future) for the participants, rather than assigning blame or re-hashing old issues. This structured and therefore better quality communication between partners can also help to delineate good parenting practices and money management as the couple or family goes forward. This can prove extremely helpful for all the dependants, especially young children, who can also be involved in the mediation process.

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The first thought that came to mind when I decided to leave my husband was future of my kids. Thanks to family mediation service I got out of my troubled marriage and was also able to secure my child’s future.”

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