OUR FAMILY MEDIATION SERVICES
Our specialist Mediator helps separating couples or families to examine and consider any issues that they may wish to resolve in the context of separation or divorce.
HELPING YOU WITH
MEET OUR FAMILY MEDIATOR
Peppy Griffiths is an accredited mediation specialist with a long background in family and matrimonial law and is also a matrimonial lawyer and Partner at Risdon Hosegood.
Peppy has been mediating for many years in an assorted and varied range of family issues, including in respect of children and finances and provides a sensitive and confidential process with a wealth of knowledge and experience to help and assist couples when relationships breakdown and to manage their separation.
Peppy prides herself on her role as Mediator and is dedicated to helping couples, often at a very difficult and emotive time, to obtain the knowledge and process to make their own informed decisions.
Peppy is accredited with Resolution, a member of the Law Society Family Mediation Panel and an accredited member of the Family Mediation Council.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a sensitive and confidential process during which a specialist Mediator helps a separating couple or family to examine and consider any issues that they may wish to resolve in the context of separation or divorce.
Mediators do not make decisions. Their role is to be totally impartial and to help separating couples:
Obtain knowledge to make informed decisions
Resolve and manage conflict
Focus on the needs and feelings of the children
Reach their own joint decisions
What does Mediation Cover?
Pretty much anything that couples in separation need to resolve to be able to plan their future apart including:
Arrangements for children
Terms for separation/divorce
Financial provision for themselves and/or children
How the family home and other property and assets should be shared
Any associated or unexpected complications that arise
Benefits of Mediation
Helps with communication and co-operation
Is confidential and sensitive
Can help minimise the stress and anxiety
Is generally quicker and less expensive that going to Court
Parties contemplating the issue of Court proceedings in respect of their children or financial settlements are required to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAMs) prior to issue and Peppy is authorised and accredited by the Family Mediation Council to provide this service.
What is involved?
Either one or both parties contact Peppy to discuss mediation. Very often referrals are made through Solicitors or other services and a referral form can be downloaded here.
To make things easy our referral form can be filled in electronically, saved and emailed to Peppy, or it can be printed out, filled in by hand and posted.
Peppy will then arrange to meet each of the parties separately to discuss their suitability for mediation and how mediation might be able to assist them.
What does it cost?
Peppy provides a fixed cost mediation service so you can be assured of the cost involved.
Peppy will be pleased to go through the costs with you and explain exactly what will be involved.
What our clients say
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A MEDIATION POEM
Written by Chris Payne
for Peppy Griffiths | Family Mediator
I’m 12 and I have a brother
A little sister too
Our world last year became quite sad
Cos Dad found someone new
Sometimes I heard Mum crying
Although it was not loud
Other times our Mum and Dad
Shouted and they rowed
My little sister was hit hardest
She loves our Dad and Mummy
She told me that she felt
“All empty in her tummy”
Dad moved out to another house
That put us in a spot
Dad said “Come and visit us”
Mum said “You will not”
Then Dad called Mum one day
He said “Let’s go to mediation
A friend of mine has mentioned it
This morning at the station”
Mum at first was doubtful
But said at least she’d try
But when she put the phone down
I heard her go and cry
They went to mediation
The sessions took a while
But then I saw a difference
For once I saw Mum smile
They sorted out arrangements
Mum was no longer sad
She even said the three of us
Could go and visit Dad
We’d rather they were together
That’s something that we lack
But after mediation
We got both our parents back!