LAKES

MEDIATION Lytham

Helping couples across the North West resolve conflict around children and financial disputes themselves without the need of courts or solicitors…

Lakes Mediation Lytham

There will always be disputes between families but choosing mediation is a better solution for dispute resolution – avoid court contact us today!

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Lakes Mediation Lytham

Finances

One of the main reasons for family disputes is financial issues. Disagreements over money, property, and asset distribution can quickly escalate and can become distressing for everyone involved.

In Lakes Mediation, we understand the sensitivity of financial disagreements between family members and mediators use their skills to facilitate a constructive and calm discussion. Mediators help families to explore and identify each party's needs, concerns, and priorities. In finance mediation, both parties have the opportunity to explain their proposal, suggest alternatives, and ultimately come to a mutually agreeable solution.

Children

When it comes to family disputes, it's often the children who are caught in the middle.

Children mediation can help parents or guardians work out a parenting plan that prioritizes the well-being of the children.

Mediators can help families come to agreements on issues such as custody arrangements, visitation schedules, and co-parenting arrangements.

Grandparents

Grandparents play an important role in the lives of grandchildren and can often be affected when family disputes occur.

Family mediation can be used to help grandparents resolve any issues that arise concerning contact with their grandchildren.

The mediator will help the family to explore the issues and find a mutually acceptable solution, which can help to maintain positive relationships between family members.

Pension

One of the most significant assets that are often part of divorce negotiations is the pension.
It's a complicated asset to value and divide, and if not managed correctly, it can result in unfairness or even financial ruin. That is where a family mediator comes in.
A family mediator can discuss the details of your pension and how it is valued, as well as explore options for division.
Through mediation sessions, you and your spouse can work together to reach a mutual agreement on how the pension will be divided.

HOME OWNERSHIP

In cases where a family dispute involves the division of property, family mediation can offer a more comfortable and peaceful alternative to the court.
One of the most common issues in property disputes is deciding who gets ownership of the family home.
Mediation can help avoid costly litigation, as well as allow for more creative solutions to be reached such as buyout options or splitting of assets.
Mediation also allows parties to preserve their relationships, which may be important especially when children are involved.

Child Arrangements Order Lytham

Arrangements for School Holidays

One of the most challenging aspects of parenting after a separation is arranging times for holidays and other special occasions.

With a Child Arrangements Order, these issues can be addressed in advance, providing clarity and reducing the potential for conflict.

When making a decision about school holiday arrangements, the court will consider a number of factors, including the age of the child, the logistics of transportation, and the proximity of other family members.

It is generally recommended that the arrangements should be as fair and reasonable as possible, taking into account the child’s best interests.

Arrangements for Christmas

Christmas is an essential time of year, which means it could become a source of conflict between parents.

However, with a Child Arrangements Order, specific arrangements are made in advance, ensuring that the children have quality time with both parents, without any arguments.

For instance, the order might specify the parent who will have access to the child on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning. This will contribute significantly to the children’s happiness, as they will not feel forced to choose between their parents.

Arrangements for Birthdays

Birthdays are significant milestones in a child’s life, and both parents should have the opportunity to be a part of them.

When creating a Child Arrangements Order, it’s essential to decide how the child’s birthday will be celebrated.

You could either have a specific arrangement for the birthday or allocate specific times on the day for each parent.

Spousal Maintenance Lytham

Another common issue in family disputes is spousal maintenance, which involves payments made by one spouse to the other after a divorce or separation. Spousal maintenance mediation can provide a solution that is fair and reasonable to both parties. Here are some of the benefits of spousal maintenance mediation:

  1. It provides an opportunity for both parties to express their needs and concerns. Mediation can help the parties to identify what they need financially and negotiate a mutually acceptable amount.
  2. It can prevent protracted court battles. Spousal maintenance disputes can be complicated and drawn-out, but mediation can provide a relatively quick and efficient solution.
  3. It is a more flexible and creative process. Mediation allows for a range of options that the court may not be able to consider, such as modifying or reducing payments in the future if circumstances change.
  4. It helps to preserve dignity and respect. Mediation can create an environment that is more respectful and less confrontational than a court process, which can help to preserve the parties’ dignity and self-respect during a difficult time.

Why Choose lakes Mediation Lytham Over Court?

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Why Mediation Is Needed

One of the primary reasons for seeking family mediation is to avoid costly and time-consuming court proceedings.

Family mediation can also help families to reach an agreement while reducing the emotional stress caused by disputes.

In addition, mediation puts control in the hands of the family members involved in the conflict, rather than a judge.

The mediator facilitates discussions and helps parties identify their interests and priorities to create a solution that works for everyone.
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Is It Legally Binding?

Mediation is not legally binding in the same way that a court ruling would be.

However, when an agreement is reached through family mediation, it is legally binding in the sense that it is a “contract” between the parties involved.

Additionally, agreements reached in mediation can be incorporated into a legally binding document, which means that each party is legally obligated to follow the agreement reached during mediation.

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What Is
Mediation?

Lakes Mediation is a professional family mediation service provider that aims to help families through difficult times.

The team of experienced mediators at Lakes Mediation is skilled in managing family disputes and committed to helping families reach mutually acceptable solutions. The company offers various types of mediation, including child custody and access mediation, divorce mediation, and family business mediation.

Lakes Mediation also provides online mediation services to clients who cannot attend in-person sessions.

Benefits of Lakes Mediation Lytham

Family disputes can be overwhelming, emotionally draining and costly if not handled well. It’s essential to find a peaceful and satisfactory solution for everyone involved to move forward, and that’s where family mediation comes to play. At Lakes Mediation, we understand family conflicts can arise for various reasons, such as divorce, separation, or inheritance issues. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of family mediation and how it can help resolve disputes in a collaborative and respectful way.

Mediating can help in  several ways, including:

MIAMS Session

To what end does a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) serve?


The initial consultation with a trained family mediator to discuss whether or not mediation could help you resolve your dispute outside of court is called a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).

Mediators Role

The mediator’s job is to help you and the other parent talk through your problems, consider possible solutions, evaluate how well they would work inpractise, and ultimately agree on the best course of action.

In shuttle mediation, the disputing parties are separated into separate rooms, and the mediator “shuttles” between them until they strike a compromise.

Confidential

The mediator is obligated to retain in strictest confidence any information shared with them during the mediation process.
Since is it can be or at any if it becomes that one or both aren’t a through it.

It is the mediator’s responsibility to ensure that the interests and perspectives of the children involved are taken into account.

Miams

Before embarking on family mediation, it’s essential to understand the process and what it entails. One of the first steps is attending a MIAM. MIAM stands for Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting, which is an initial consultation with a mediator. The purpose of the MIAM is to provide a comprehensive overview of the mediation process, assess the suitability of the case, and determine whether the parties are willing to mediate.

SUCCESS STORIES
From Lakes Mediation Lytham Clients

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After our divorce I was seeing less and less of the children. Things were becoming strained and as I work shifts it was stressful. With Lakes help we sorted out an access plan within 2 short sessions thank you!
J. Evans
Lincs
FPDS trusted
The option of shuttle and online mediation made things possible for us. After years of arguments I was amazed that we reached a financial decision within a 4 sessions. We are now both able to move forward.
B. Smith
Cumbria
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When our relationship ended we were unable to come to an agreement on our business we built together. Lakes mediation held a safe and confidential space for us to come to a mutual agreement and avoid the stress and cost of court. Thank you!
V. Frazier
Newcastle
Handling Household Dispute