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How does mediation help my family?


Our family mediators have a great deal of experience of the issues surrounding separation and divorce and are able to give you general information about all the options available to your family. Family mediators will also be able to ask both of you important questions about the practical impact on your family of any option [...]

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When should I try mediation?


Contact Novo Mediation as soon as you need help sorting things out through mediation. Even if you’ve been separated for a while, or if your case has already gone to court, mediation can still help to resolve things. You can’t usually take your case to court until you find out if mediation can help you [...]

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What happens after mediation?


At the end of the mediation process, your mediator will explain to you how to obtain legal advice about any proposals the two of you have produced together and how you may convert them into a legally binding agreement and/or a court order. Proposals relating to children often do not need to be turned into [...]

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How long does mediation take?


At Novo Mediation we like to offer you some flexibility in how you approach mediation. Some people prefer to spend a day working through the issues and finding solutions together; in this way to process can be completed quickly allowing you to move forward. If you both plan to have a one-day session, and assuming [...]

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What do we do in mediation?


During the mediation your mediator will give you useful information about how to deal with financial issues, how to deal with children issues, relevant legal principles, the court process, court orders, and how to contact other agencies and specialists who may be able to help. The mediator will ask you important questions about what ideas [...]

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Who’s involved in the mediation process?


With the client’s agreement the mediator may invite other people into the mediation process if that seems helpful. For example, a pensions expert or a family therapist or other professionals invited to take part.  These additional parties to the mediation might attend your mediation sessions, or they might be set up as separate sessions on [...]

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What issues can mediation deal with?


Family mediation can be used in a whole range of situations, but the most common issues that are brought to mediation relate to a child or children and to finances and property after divorce or separation. Here are some of the issues that Novo mediators deal with every day: Where children are going to live, and [...]

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What is Mediation?


Mediation gives separating couples an opportunity to decide for themselves what to do about their children and finances, with help and guidance from trained and impartial mediators. This is an alternative to the more traditional legal approach using lawyers and maybe eventually asking a judge to make the key decisions which will shape the family’s [...]

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Mediation, why should I try it?


Mediation provides an opportunity to assess whether there is any possibility of a co-operative outcome to your dispute. Mediation provides the opportunity for you to work in a positive and constructive way. The mediation process tends to be less confrontational and less antagonistic than the alternatives. Mediation helps reduce hostility and improves the chances of long term co-operation. Mediation concentrates on resolving shared problems rather than [...]

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Do I have to go to mediation?


Both of you have to want to mediate, and either of you can stop the mediation process at any time. More and more the courts expect families to attempt mediation before litigation begins, but mediation isn’t always suitable, and no-one can be required to mediate.

Do I have to go to mediation?2017-02-22T17:06:32+00:00
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