Specialist Family Mediators

Children 1st Mediation specialises in helping you make plans for the future following separation or divorce – coming to agreements on the arrangements for your children and property and financial settlements. Our team of Accredited Family Mediators with 20 years experience in Mediation, when you work with us you can be sure your getting the best service.

We understand the challenges facing separated or separating parents and we are here to help you to find a way through them together. We provide a confidential and neutral family mediation service based in Plymouth and we offer mediation across Devon and Cornwall and Somerset.

Children 1st Mediation specialise in providing family mediation to parents or those without children who are separated, separating or getting divorced to sort out the practical issues following separation, such as arranging access to children and resolving any financial issues in a way which works for everyone.

At Children 1st Mediation Plymouth we believe that most people, if given the right support and opportunity, can reach their own solutions to the problems and or difficulties that they are facing.

You can Mediate about any or all of the following:-

  • Arrangements for children including- where the children will live, how they will spend time with each parents / or wider family, sometimes called Child contact or Residency
  • How both parents can best support the children both financially and emotionally
  • Child refusal or resistance to spend time with one of their parents
  • Divorcing couples who need assistance in reaching agreement around finances including Property, Pensions and Maintenance without the huge expense of Solicitors
  • Assist grandparents wishing to arrange time with their grandchildren
  • Mediate between other family members where there has been a break-down in relationships and communication

We also specialise Child Inclusive Mediation and which means we are qualified and registered to involve children in the mediation process.

We aim to ensure that children, young people and their families remain at the centre of decisions that are made about them. We recognise and believe you will value our ethos that parents are best placed to make the decisions for their children.

Family Mediation is a real opportunity to find a way forward which keeps you as the parents in control of the decisions and wherever possible avoid the need for stressful expensive and long drawn out court proceedings.

It’s never too late to mediate, even if you have already applied to court.

We offices in across Devon and South-East Cornwall, Somerset and Bristol. We have offices in  Plymouth, Totnes, Newton Abbott, Okehampton, Saltash, Liskeard, Exeter, Bristol, Weston Super-mare, Taunton.

We are able to provide Legal Aid (Free) Family Mediation. Check eligibility now