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Collins & Hoy will again be supporting Family Mediation Week 2022

Family Mediation Week 2022 will run from the 17th to the 21st January.

The  aim of Family Mediation Week 2022 is to raise awareness of the benefits of family mediation and provide couples with more information on how mediation could provide a more productive and collaborative way to resolve their problems.

The campaign is organised by the Family Mediation Council (FMC) and they have organised a wide range of activities for lawyers, mediators, other professionals working with separating families and – of course – members of the public.

These activities will include webinars, new editorial content, the launch of new information resources, blogs and a concerted effort to promote mediation via social media and the local and national press.

You can find out more  about the activities on offer here.

The FMC is also keen to underline they’ll be adding new events all the time so if you are interested in taking part, you should keep an eye on their website.

Resolution, the membership organisation for family law specialists, is also going to be heavily involved.  They plan to share their most important mediation resources via their website, email and social media. 

What is family mediation?

Family mediation is an alternative way for couples to separate.  Instead of going to court in the traditional way, an independent, professionally trained mediator will help you reach the decisions you need to reach regarding your children and finances.

Mediation can also provide an easier way to revisit decisions you made in the past when the arrangements you made need to change, for example as your children grow up and become less dependent on their parents’ support.

Why could mediation be a better option for you?

The main reason is mediation allows you stay in control.  No-one will make you do anything against your wishes.  Instead, your mediator will help you find the solution that works best for you and your former partner.

The process is also less stressful and significantly quicker than going to court.  It is also cheaper and, to make the process even more cost-effective, the government is currently offering family mediation vouchers to make taking the first step in the mediation process even more comfortable.

If you would like to find out more about family mediation or have any other questions regarding your relationship or family, please contact our fully qualified and hugely experienced mediators  bernadette.hoy@collinshoy.com or aisling.collins@collinshoy.com