K J Smith Solicitors

Family Mediation

At K J Smith Solicitors we are experienced and fully qualified to facilitate Family Mediation, ranging from the straightforward through to the highly complex.

Under section 10(1) of the Children and Families Act 2014, which came into force on 22nd April, it is now a requirement for a person to attend a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before making an application to court on matters relating to children or making an application to court on matters relating to financial remedies.

K J Smith Solicitors handled matters in a very considerate and professional way. I felt they genuinely cared about me as a person, not just a client

Family Mediation is used to resolve family disputes and to help couples to reach a mutually agreed solution without the need of court action. The process works by couples agreeing to meet in a neutral environment with an impartial family mediator. The mediator will then aid the couples in coming to an arrangement that both parties are happy with. The family mediator can also be used to draw up a memorandum of understanding that can form the basis of a legally binding agreement.

Mediation can be very effective and can also be much cheaper than traditional divorce. In the event of a relationship coming to an end, family mediation is encouraged as the first step to resolving any issues. Mediation can be used to reach resolution on a wide range of family law matters, including financial settlements, maintenance payments and issues relating to children.

Family Mediation should be the first step to resolving any disputes, however it doesn't work in every case. It requires a level of trust and co operation between both parties so it's not always possible if the relationship has deteriorated beyond repair.

At K J Smith Solicitors we have a team of professional family mediators who are highly skilled in helping couples to resolve their differences.

Our team are based at offices in Henley-on-Thames, London, Reading (Woodley), Guildford, Windsor and Basingstoke but we have helped many families in the surrounding areas including Beaconsfield, Gerrards Cross, Maidenhead, Marlow, Oxford, Slough, Wokingham, and High Wycombe.

Please contact K J Smith Solicitors today on 01491 630000 (Henley on Thames), 020 7070 0330 (London), 0118 418 1000 (Reading), 01753 325000 (Windsor), 01256 584000 (Basingstoke) or 01483 370100 (Guildford) or e mail info@kjsmith.co.uk to find out more about family mediation and the services we provide.

Our Locations

K J Smith Solicitors - Guildford Office 54 Quarry Street,
T: 01483 370100
K J Smith Solicitors - Henley-on-Thames Office 33-35 Station Road,
T: 01491 630000
K J Smith Solicitors - London Office 4th Floor,
218 The Strand,
T: 020 7070 0330
K J Smith Solicitors - Reading Office 5 Headley Road,
T: 0118 418 1000
K J Smith Solicitors - Windsor Office Castle Hill House,
12 Castle Hill,
T: 01753 325000
K J Smith Solicitors - Basingstoke Office First Floor,
26 London Street,
RG21 7PG
T: 01256 584000