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Family Mediation

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.

MEET OUR FAMILY MEDIATOR

HELPING YOU WITH

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
     

  • Share Ideas
     

  • Co-operate
     

  • 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

     

MIAMs

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.

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A MEDIATION POEM

Written by Chris Payne

for Peppy Griffiths | Family Mediator

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

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”

We’d rather they were together

That’s something that we lack

But after mediation

We got both our parents back!

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