Welcome to Kiddle Palmer Green Family Mediation
Family mediation has become an effective and recognised method to resolve and prevent disputes. It is a voluntary and confidential process, which promotes joint decision making, minimising the use of courts.
Our team of Mediators come from a variety of professional backgrounds and have a wealth of skills and experience in Family Mediation and conflict resolution. We are members of the Family Mediation Council and affiliated to the College of Mediators and Resolution.
Who we can help
Married or unmarried couples
Separated couples with or without children
Same sex couples whether or not in a civil partnership
Grandparents who may be experiencing difficulties in seeing their grandchildren
Children and young people between the ages of 6 – 19 who may wish to speak to a mediator in confidence about their view of the family situation.
You can find more information on how we can help with specific matters below:
How we provide our services
The first step is to meet with the mediator for an individual information and assessment meeting (MIAM), which will usually last between 45 minutes to an hour.
The mediator will explain the mediation process and provide a comfortable and empathetic environment for the client to speak about their situation, regarding children’s issues, property and finance or both as appropriate.
The voluntary nature of mediation ensures that it is up to the client to decide whether they feel mediation might be the appropriate way forward. However, in certain circumstances, the mediator may feel that mediation is inappropriate at that time and will inform the clients.
The Final documents produced in mediation are:
In relation to children’s issues only: An Outcome Statement and/or Parenting Plan.
In relation to finance and property issues: An Open Statement of Financial Information will be compiled which will record your financial situation, which will also include all documentary evidence where possible.
A Memorandum of Understanding will be produced recording your plans for the future, referring to your discussions in mediation and your plans for implementation. This document is a ‘privileged Summary of Proposals’.
Frequently asked questions
Anne qualified as a Family Mediator in 2005 in both Child and All Issues mediation. She has practised in Northampton and Milton Keynes and has many years of experience in providing the Separated Parenting Information Programme, having completed a Level 3 Award in Education and Training.
Alan has worked as a Solicitor specialising in Family Law for many years. During the 1990’s Alan chaired the South Midlands Section of the Solicitor’s Family Law Association (now known as Resolution).