Children & Family Mediation Specialists

Children & Family Mediation Specialists

Children & Family Mediation Specialists

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Children & Family Mediation Specialists
Children & Family Mediation Specialists

Specialist Family Mediators

Children 1st Mediation are qualified and experienced Family Mediators. We specialise in helping you make plans for the future following separation or divorce through mediation – coming to agreements on the arrangements for your children and property and financial settlements.

Our team of Professionally qualified Family Mediators have over 80 years collective experience in Mediation, so you can be sure you’re getting the best service. We believe in you retaining the decision making between you.

Our head office is located in Plymouth, but we have trained and qualified mediators working remotely with clients across the country. Most of our mediation is done online now, usually on Zoom. However, we do occasionally do face-to-face mediation when the need arises.

What is
Mediation?

Family mediation is a way of resolving disputes which arise before, during or after separation or divorce. It can also be helpful to avoid problems arising.
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MIAMS

A MIAM is the first step in the Family Mediation process, it is a meeting with the mediator who will be working with you at Children 1st Family Mediation.
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Divorce /
Financial Mediation

Divorcing? Separating? Need to sort Financial issues such as property, pensions, assets, debts? We help you to reach mutually acceptable agreements.
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Children
Arrangements

We help parents or carers to focus on their children’s ongoing needs, helping to reach well-informed decisions that are practical and seem fair.
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Children & Family Mediation Specialists

What Can You Mediate About?

  • 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

  • Couldn’t praise them enough ,had a wonderful experience staff are friendly compassionate. Our mediator Mabel was so helpful and knowledgeable really helped us with our financial agreement made the process so much easier ! Thank you
    Mark Wade
    Apr 2023
  • Mabel is very experienced and a meeting with her is incredibly hepful and reassuring. Just knowing that you are not alone with your concerns is very helful and that generally a pathway to solving family problems can be found.
    Francis Dufort
    Feb 2023
  • Thanks so much to Mabel, the financial mediation process was excellent. I was dreading having to go through this with my soon to be ex husband to sort out our finances, but Mabel guided us through expertly and impartially. I can highly recommend using this service, as not only is it very professional, but they are very flexible around work comittments you have etc and can hold meetings on face time or zoom.
    Jenni Dagger
    Mar 2021
  • I have spent 30000 solicitors fees I only hoped my ex had accepted Mediation earlier. In one meeting after 1 year the mediator Mabel was amazing, fantastic her patience, her wisdom and skills got me contact with my children who are my life. She was honest and truthful and told both of us stop blaming and move forward. All I wanted was same amount of time with most precious thing on this planet our children. Please we need to end conflict and this mediation is the way forward for all problems. Do not waste your money in court.
    Amarjit Singh
    Feb 2020