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At a time when the stresses upon family could not be greater, we are often giving thought as to how to manage family issues and separation in a better way for the people involved. This can be undertaken by the use of mediation and by acting collaboratively. An organisation specifically targeting this is the Family Mediation Council.
The Family Mediation Council is raising awareness of Mediation with its Family Mediation Week taking place from the 18th to the 22nd of January 2021. This is to raise awareness of family mediation and how it can help separating families to manage their issues productively and collaboratively.
The Family Mediation Council have planned a series of events including a launch event on Zoom, a mock mediation webinar, virtual coffee mornings and a Co-parenting app demonstration.
The official launch event takes place on Monday the 18th of January from 9:15 until 10:00 via Zoom with the support of government ministers and judges. The mock mediation webinar shows what can happen in a mediation session and this is taking place on Tuesday the 19th of January. Virtual coffee mornings will take place on Wednesday the 20th of January and a free online webinar will take place on Thursday the 19th of January 2021 at 11:00 AM to showcase the Family Mediation Council’s app aimed at solving some of the challenges with Co-parenting. This will demonstrate a way to help separating families and Co-parenting families.
Mediation is always a useful tool in trying to resolve issues and is usually compulsory before making any application to court. As a firm, it is our culture to encourage parties to try to resolve issues without the need to progress through the court system which can often be time consuming and expensive and make day to day Co parenting more difficult. The firm therefore supports and promotes mediation and can offer access to the collaborative law process with Carly Colclough at our Stafford office.
Please do have a look at all of the useful tools and information provided by the Family Mediation Council starting from the 18th of January.
All events can be found at http://www.familymediationweek.org.uk/events-2/