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Financial Settlement Mediation

Our team of specially qualified and experienced Lawyer Mediators are accredited by the Family Mediation Council.  We are able and ready to assist in facilitating parties reaching a financial settlement, following a breakdown in a marriage, civil partnership or other relationship. Financial Settlement Mediation can cover all aspects of property ownership, occupation debt and sharing of both liability and financial resources.

We appreciate that the breakdown of a relationship is a difficult and distressing time for all concerned, and because of this, you will receive expert impartial information support from our trained Mediators while you work out what financial arrangements will work for you both in the future.

Free initial information
Our Mediation services are provided through ‘Midlands Dove Mediation’, who are a part of our organisation, offering specialist mediation services.
Our specialist, independent and impartial Solicitor Mediators, are here to take the worry off your hands.
Our experienced Mediation team provide free initial information in relation to each type of Mediation process and how this could assist in your current circumstances.
Please call our administration hub on 01623706020 or your preferred office below or email or visit their specific website

  • Chesterfield: 01246 386322
  • Derby: 01332 973800
  • Mansfield: 01623 706020
  • Nottingham: 0115 8384777

What happens when going through a divorce or separation

When embarking on a divorce or separation sometimes the hardest part is finding way to deal with all connected financial arrangements, initially and then covering all financial aspects to a point where there is “ongoing financial dependency” a “final” arrangement or “Clean Break” settlement creating certainty and control for each party.
Depending on individual circumstances, Mediation is often a useful, cost effective, quick and discrete process which is designed to help separated/ separating families explore various options and outcomes, in order to come to an amicable agreement regarding their finances.

What is Financial Settlement Mediation?

Financial Settlement Mediation is a type of Family Mediation which gives divorcing or separating families the opportunity to reach an agreement regarding their finances and property.
During the Mediation process, our trained Mediators will explore with parties their financial situation, encouraging them to think about what they would like for the future and how this can be achieved.

How does it work?

Financial Settlement Mediation can be tailored to suit your needs, availability, and preference. There are numerous ways in which a Mediation session can take place, such as:

  • Face-to-face meetings: In face-to-face meetings,  both parties are present in the same Mediation room with a trained  Mediator. The role of the Mediator in this instance is to impartially  manage your process, and help you come to an agreement that suits  everyone.
  • Shuttle Meetings: We understand that sometimes  some parties are willing to take part in mediation, however, they would  prefer to go through this process separately. During Shuttle Meetings  individual parties will have their own separate and private room. In  this case the Mediator will move between each room and update each party  on the views and proposals made by the other.
  • Remote Meetings: There are occasions whereby it is  difficult to be in the same place at the same time, and due to the  Coronavirus outbreak, carrying out remote Mediation sessions has allowed  for us to continue assisting those who require them. In the appropriate  circumstances remote mediation sessions may be suitable and offered to  parties via the use of Zoom, Skype or WhatsApp video calling. Remote  meetings can either be ‘face to face’ or ‘shuttle’.

Why Mediate?

The purpose of Financial Settlement Mediation is to assist both parties in dealing with any issues they may have in a constructive and positive way.
There are a lot of the advantages to using the Mediation process including:

  • Our Mediators are impartial
  • Our Mediators are there to provide parties with information which may assist them consider options
  • Mediators who can support your family in achieving arrangements which benefit all
  • It may be FREE
  • It provides a safe environment to explore all options and the reality of them for everyone
  • It enables parties to make informed decisions and ensure they are “reality tested”
  • Appointments are arranged at mutually convenient times
  • It may save parties the costs associated with litigation
  • The process is more informal than the Court process
  • The Mediation process is a private and a discrete process

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How we can help
Our experienced team of Mediators are able to provide impartial support, assistance and information, during what may be a difficult and distressing time.
Our specialist team members all have experience of helping people at difficult times in their lives and we are committed to delivering to you a professional and confidential service.

Location is not an issue
Our Mediators are able to provide expert services across the country. For us, geographical location is not an obstacle, we have a network of offices based in: Chesterfield, Nottingham, Mansfield and Derby.
Our Mediators also provide remote mediation sessions, subject to and in accordance with the requirements of the Family Mediation Council and Legal Aid Agency able to offer their services using remote video appointments, using ZOOM, Facetime or Skype.

How to make contact
Our team are on hand to help you and can assist wherever you are based.
Please call us for a no-obligation, free initial discussion or email and we will call or email you back.

  • Chesterfield: 01246 386322
  • Derby: 01332 973800
  • Mansfield: 01623 706020
  • Nottingham: 0115 8384777

Our Team

Elizabeth Bilton

Elizabeth Bilton

LLP Member
Julie Skill

Julie Skill

LLP Member and Head of Department
Jennie Byrne

Jennie Byrne

Associate Solicitor


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