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Helping families focus on the future

Family Mediation

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Helping you & your family map out the future

Family Mediation

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Helping you find a fair financial solution upon separation

Family Mediation

Welcome to

Winstanley Mediation

What is Family Mediation?

Family Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process, that enables those who are separated or divorcing to work with a family mediator who acts impartial, to help them to make their own informed decisions regarding their future finances and or arrangements for their children.

If you are considering your options, Mediation can result in quicker outcomes with less expense, and, most importantly, you can still feel part of that decision making process.

Mediation is an alternative to issuing Court proceedings. Should Court become necessary or, if you chose not to mediate and apply to Court to deal with future ownership of a family home, pensions or other assets, and or, to deal with what people refer to as ‘child custody’ or child arrangements (in most cases) it is compulsory to meet with a Mediator for a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM). This is so you can demonstrate that you are aware of the Mediation process as an option and have considered it.


What is a MIAM in Family Mediation?

A ‘MIAM’ is a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting. These meetings are confidential and usually take place separately. The purpose of a MIAM is for the Mediator to:

  • Explain the process as an option
  • Explain their role as an impartial professional (a Family Mediator is often a qualified solicitor with experience in family law)
  • Take details regarding the party's situation to identify what the issues are
  • Assess if their situation is suitable for mediation
  • Identify if there are any underlying issues the mediator needs to be aware of which may affect how any joint meetings are conducted if mediation was to proceed

Court proceedings are often the last resort, but after your MIAM, if you choose not to mediation or mediation is not considered appropriate you will be issued with the ‘MIAM certificate’ to enable you to issue an application to Court if you wish.

We Offer

  • Mediation services in South Liverpool, Liverpool City Centre, Wirral and Chester. Get in Touch.
  • Our ‘Online Mediation’ service means we cover the whole of England and often help clients based internationally too
  • Online service includes meetings via zoom, teams, conference call, whatspp video and facetime
  • Out of hours appointments including evenings and Saturdays
  • Contactable 7 days per week
  • Child Inclusive Mediation
  • Legal aid for those who qualify*
  • Signposting to other services to provide a holistic service where needed
  • Keep you and your solicitor informed throughout the process
  • Professional, friendly and effective service

If you are in receipt of certain state benefits such as universal credit, employment support allowance or job seekers allowance you may qualify for legal aid. Contact us for more information

Area's We Cover

Liverpool / Wirral / Merseyside / Chester / Northwest

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People we have helped

Tracy was warm and welcoming from the start. Very knowledgeable and built up a good rapport immediately. She created a relaxed atmosphere in which to openly discuss very sensitive matters. She reacted compassionately when appropriate and was strictly professional at all times regardless of the situation. She remained calm if discussions became heated and offered many varied ways to help the discussion flow.