Going through a divorce or separation can be an isolating experience, leaving those affected feeling uncertain about the future.
To help support families facing this difficult situation, Buckles Solicitors has launched Rutland & Stamford Family Mediation Service, based at Rock House, Stamford.
The service is delivered through an ‘umbrella’ network of independent financial advisers (IFAs), valuers, divorce coaches, therapists and counsellors.
Buckles partner and family mediator, Lyn Brisley said: “Mediation provides a safe and open forum where you can discuss your objectives, individually and together, before coming to a resolution.
“This network is unique locally in that it combines legal, financial and emotional support service in a one-stop shop for clients.
“We are confident that this confidential, impartial and responsive service will empower our clients to make the decisions to shape their own future. It’s designed to create the best possible opportunity to secure fair and lasting agreements for the families involved.”
The Family Mediation Service is available Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, and is an entirely voluntary process. Rather than giving direct advice, mediators will provide legal and financial information to help clients arrive at their own decisions.
Lyn added: “Mediation helps to reduce cost, delay and stress involved. It is often the most cost-effective approach to resolving disputes arising from divorce or separation. Attempting to deal with the immediate situation and making future arrangements by yourself can take a lot of time and emotional energy. However, that is precisely what the mediation process is for, providing a supportive environment just when you need it. Equally, involving solicitors and courts in the process can cost a lot of money at a time when finances may already be stretched.
“If you feel that mediation is right for you and wish to arrange an initial meeting with a member of the team, please call 01733 888841 or contact email@example.com”