Family Mediation Manchester | Divorce Mediation Services

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We are a talented team of divorce mediation specialists based in Altrincham with offices in Manchester and throughout Cheshire.

We provide family mediation services to households across the Greater Manchester and Cheshire region to deliver dissolution and divorce with dignity. Our Manchester divorce mediation specialists support your need at an incredibly emotional and stressful time, while reducing costs, preventing delays and handing more control of the process to the affected parties.

Together, we will work to resolve issues amicably, to make swift progress and to finalise a mutual agreement that you can have ratified by the courts. In turn, you are much more likely to get a satisfactory outcome on everything from the family finances and division of assets, to how you will share parental responsibilities in the future.

 

What is mediation?

Mediation is an accredited, fully trained independent voice for your divorce or dissolution proceedings. A mediator will work with all involved parties to represent everyone’s voice and opinions equally, in an unbiased way.

In cases where you find it difficult to negotiate, or to even be in the same room as each other, a mediator can help you to make progress. This can include ‘shuttle mediation’ where the mediator literally goes between rooms to pass messages back and forth, so the conversation may take place without face-to-face confrontation.

It’s a tried, tested and proven technique that can resolve cases faster, with outcomes that are mutually agreeable for both parties, any children involved, and even for the extended family like grandparents.

Testimonials

“To avoid any doubt, the Zoom meeting didn’t eradicate all anxiety, as any form of contact I provide to my ex partner will always be too much, but it absolutely minimised it. I wouldn’t have participated in a general mediation meeting, it would have made me very poorly. I will always recommend a mediation meeting via video link, and Zoom worked for me.”

“The Zoom meeting enabled me to speak in privacy to the Mediator, coinciding with not being able to see or hear the other party speaking.”

“I could not recommend any other way to hold Mediation with an ex partner, especially if one party has implemented a no-contact strategy to remain safe and well. The anxiety caused by contemplating a meeting held in the same room as my ex partner was impeding any rational thinking, and avoidance was my main emotion to protect the healing journey I  had embarked on and progressed in.”

“Thank you for facilitating our mediation last week. I felt the Zoom format was particularly helpful – probably for the fact that I have been using this format with work throughout the lockdown period and it meant that I probably had more of a ‘business’ approach to the session and its objectives.

Using Zoom meant I was in a space in which I felt safe and comfortable and I could focus fully on the issue at hand. Overall, it was a good experience under the circumstances and I’m grateful for your help in getting (my partner) and I to a more positive place.”

“I am pleased I chose to work with Marcia as recommended as I feel I have been provided a service which has brought opportunity to maturely discuss an agreement. Thank you Marcia. “

“I am very appreciative of the service that Marcia has provided me. Through contacting Marcia I have been able to successfully take part in a mediation session. Marcia has been contactable and consistent in her advice given throughout the process and has been approachable throughout.”

What is the process?

Mediation is very much an ongoing process, giving you support from your first moment of contact right through until after your case has concluded. Your mediator is here for you to keep negotiations moving forward amicably and to resolve any issues as and when they arise. It all starts with an email or telephone call to set up contact with no obligation to proceed with mediation.

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Arrange Appointment

Please telephone for a chat to see how we can help you - the first meeting is completely without obligation. It starts here!

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We address your conflict

By focussing on what can be agreed, rather than on what can’t, we facilitate a solution that works for both of you and allows each to move on.

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Moving Onwards

Stay with us as you need us to help define the path in life and/or in business and keep everyone on it.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Meet Marcia

A pioneer for mediation since commencing legal practice as a family solicitor some seventeen years ago, Marcia has worked exclusively as an independent mediator since 2004, focussing initially on family mediation, and latterly on work place mediation.

Marcia’s accreditations include Family Mediation and she is a qualified child consultant practitioner. Her associations include the Professional Mediators Association and Resolution.

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