Anderson Mediation in the media
We were interviewed for a piece on Family Mediation Week in the East Anglian Daily Times. Click here to find out more.
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… the mediation session last year was something of a watershed moment for me. It opened my eyes and my mind to what was in front of me. It also gave me the impetus to positively change several areas of my life and my mindset, in order to address issues that had hindered me up to that point.Darren, UAE, April 2015.
The process was conducted professionally and with sensitivity. It enabled resolution to be arrived at quickly and with the minimum of emotional difficulty. I would highly recommend Stephen and his team to anyone seeking mediation as a means to resolve potential conflict and disputes.Anonymous, Norfolk, September 2015.
“When people separate we want them to do it in the least damaging way for everyone involved, especially children. That is why we want them to use the excellent mediation services available to agree a way forward, rather than have one forced upon them.”Simon Hughes, Family Justice Minister 2014
“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser — in fees, expenses, and waste of time. As a peacemaker the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”Abraham Lincoln, US President b1809 d1865
A mediator's letter has landed on the mat inside your front door. You have no idea what it's about. Your ex has contacted a mediation service for help with "parenting arrangements". But why? The kids see their dad every other weekend - as they have done for the past...read more
When I'm speaking to a prospective client for the first time, it's not unusual for them to ask, "How much does mediation cost?". I'll usually say, "It depends on how many sessions you need. Most clients will have something like three to seven sessions - about 9-21...read more
How long does family mediation take? The short, although not very helpful, answer is: How long is a piece of string? The length of family mediation depends on the circumstances. Do finances or parenting need sorting out? Or finances and parenting? Are the participants...read more
The FMC has recently published a revised code of practice. Every family mediator should read it and make any appropriate adjustments to their practice. Changes to code The main changes to the code include those to conflicts of interests (5.1), online mediation (6.1),...read more
Peer Mediation - It Makes Perfect Sense When children fall out and argue, they rush to a grown-up for help to sort things out. They need to tell, and quick, before the other kid gets in with their version of events! Communication, or rather a breakdown in...read more