According to the Ministry of Justice, only four in ten separating couples are complying with legislation requiring them to consider mediation before taking their cases to court.
At Essex Mediation we believe one of the main reasons for this may be that people simply don’t have time! We all lead such hectic lives and for some of us juggling our commitments and responsibilities can make it impossible to visit our offices to attend a MIAM or Mediation session.
To help, we now offer Online Mediation and Assesment Meetings via Skype. Legal Aid is available for online mediation.
Our experience has shown us that online communication can be just as effective as face-to-face meetings as it allows busy people, individuals who may be home-bound, those who live in different areas or countries, or those who have difficulty confronting one another in-person a chance to access mediation.
To find out how we can help you, please call 01245 492200 or click here to get in touch now.
Before you can make an application to the court you must first have demonstrated that you have considered Mediation as an option to resolve your conflict.
Court forms need to be signed by a Family Mediation Council (FMC) registered Mediator to show that you have complied with the legislation.
We appreciate that attending a face to face meeting is not always possible so we now offer an online MIAM service which is available to all privately funded clients.
Please note that if you wish to be assessed for Legal Aid this cannot be done via an online meeting unless permission is granted by the Legal Aid Agency.
If appropriate we can conduct Mediation sessions online.
Perhaps you are unable to take time away from work or family commitments. Perhaps you are unsure about being in the same building as your ex partner, or the person you are in conflict with.
What ever the reason, an online session could be the solution for you. Whether you wish to mediate family matters such as Divorce or separation or you have an ongoing commercial dispute. Essex Mediation can help.
Unlike many of our competitors, we believe mediation should be affordable and accessible to all and we therfore do not charge an additional fee for our online services.
Online MIAM and Mediation sessions are charged at the same rate as our face to face appointments.