We strongly believe that mediation is a cost effective and timely way of sorting out the issues that arise following the breakdown of a relationship. Here at Breathing Space Mediation we provide a neutral, private, confidential space. Where separating couples who want to create a fair and workable financial settlement, a sensible co-parenting plan, or both can, with the help of a Mediator begin to mediate in a safe, constructive, professional environment:
Short-term issues like: – who pays what – who lives where –what will the arrangements for the children be – can we get any financial help – what happens to existing benefits (Tax Credits, Child Benefit, etc)
Long-term issues like: – how will we manage to co-parent the children – the family home – other assets – maintenance – pensions – debts – benefits – child and spousal maintenance.
Mediation services we offer…
Don`t worry mediation doesn’t always have to take place in the same room. Here at Breathing Space we offer something called shuttled mediation. This means that you arrive at separate times and sit separately throughout the mediation session and we ensure that you leave at separate times. Mediation works best if you can sit together but can be just as successful sat apart. How mediation takes place either together or separately is your choice and something we will discuss with you at your assessment meeting. We will not force you at any point to sit with your ex-partner.
An impartial Mediator will help you to:
A life building and life management process between family members in the presence of an independent and impartial third party known as a Mediator…The primary aim is not to reduce the congestion of the courts but to repair a breakdown in communication” Council of Europe Family Mediation and Gender Equality 2003