If you ask a passer-by what she or he thinks family mediation is about the chances are that that person will mention divorce, separation or disputes about child contact. In one sense this is correct and it is certainly true that family mediators deal with these types of issues quite routinely.
However, one of the important constituent parts of the term “family mediation” is the word FAMILY and therefore, we at Albert Square Mediation Limited offer our services to all family members. Are you perhaps involved with one of the following types of dispute which arise more often that our hypothetical passerby might imagine? If so, would you like it to be resolved promptly and cost-effectively?
a case involving the parents of a child in local authority care who may be denied any contact;
a case involving a grandparent, aunt or uncle who is denied contact with a much loved grandchild, nephew or niece because the child’s parents have separated;
a dispute involving a family house sharing arrangement possibly where there is concern about a potentially vulnerable family member leaving home;
a case involving a dispute between siblings about a family will or the administration of a trust or estate;
an Inheritance Act claim where a close family member or a potentially deserving relative has been left out of a will and has taken the matter to court;
an acrimonious dispute affecting a family partnership or company that may ultimately affect its financial viability and the livelihoods of those who work in it;
a dispute between siblings or other family members about who cares for an elderly or infirm relative;
disagreements about funeral arrangements,
A dispute between parents and their child’s school.
If any of the above apply, then mediation may well be for you. Please do telephone ASM Plus for a free initial telephone conversation and let us discuss together how we may be able to help you – after all, it costs nothing to enquire!
Principal Director of ASM PLUS, civil/commercial, workplace, employment, family and educational mediator and trainer with a judicial/legal background. He has knowledge and expertise in dispute resolution in a wide range of areas and disciplines and mediates online.