Coronavirus outbreak policy
At Godalming Family Mediation, we are committed to offering a high quality service to all of our clients. In line with this, we believe that it is important to hold face to face meetings whenever possible, as experience has shown us that this normally offers the greatest chance of reaching lasting settlements. However, in line with the current government guidance, we are no longer able to hold physical face-to-face meetings and we are, therefore, offering the next best option which is to hold all individual meetings and joint meetings via Skype video call. We ask that you respect the additional complexities that video calls add to the mediation process in order to maximise the chances of this approach being successful and we will continue whatever we can to assist you in these difficult times.
Please contact us for more information and please note that we will continue to update this policy as new government guidance is released.
Divorce and Family Mediation Services
What we do at Godalming Family Mediation
Here at Godalming Family Mediation, we work together to provide cost-effective and amicable solutions for issues facing you and your family. We understand that, whether you have already separated from your partner or are just beginning the process of considering separation, this can be a very difficult and an upsetting time for everyone involved, including any children of the relationship.
We also offer family mediation in other areas of family conflict, for example between parents and children and between siblings. The purpose of mediation is to come to agreed terms over contentious issues while minimising conflict and potential emotional strain on other members of the family unit.
Providing divorce and separation support in London and Surrey
Separation and divorce are the most common destructive conflicts that can arise in a family. We are able to offer you support on a number of issues that you and your partner may be facing or wish to resolve at this time, including:
- Making important decisions for your children
- Dealing with financial issues resulting from separation
- Discussing the options for the future of your relationship
- The legal and practical options available if mediation is not suitable or if one person does not wish to attend mediation
We understand that each person’s situation is unique and are able to offer assistance in helping you both reach agreements about a wide variety of other issues that you might be facing. Euan Davidson of Godalming Family Mediation has worked in family mediation for over eight years. He has provided help to resolve issues in a variety of situations and has offered help to clients in London and Godalming. Before becoming an expert family mediator he practiced as a qualified solicitor.
Here is some of the feedback that Godalming Family Mediation has received if you would like more information on the previous support provided
“Family mediation is a process in which an impartial third person, the mediator, assists those involved in family breakdown, to communicate better with one another and reach their own agreed and informed decisions”
(Family Mediators Association)
At Godalming Family Mediation we offer a friendly and professional approach to the mediation process. Our aim is to understand fully all the issues that you are each facing at this difficult time and to assist you in exploring solutions to these issues. Mediation is a voluntary process and you are therefore free to end the process at any time. However, we try our best to encourage both parties to engage fully in the mediation process even though there are likely to be times when you find the process emotionally challenging.
It is never too late to mediate so, whether you are at the stage of considering a separation from your partner, whether you separated many years ago but still have issues to resolve or whether you are mid-way through a legal dispute we can support you.
We can also provide the option of having two mediators present. Whilst this has some cost implications, this can be an extremely effective way to resolve complex or high conflict situations by enabling a combination of skills, backgrounds and approaches to be used.