For most, the end of any relationship is an emotional crisis, more so when children are involved. For many it also has overwhelming financial consequences. It can feel like you’re navigating through fog so thick you can’t see where you’re going.
With so many practical decisions to make, any thought of agreement may seem very distant. As a mediator and former solicitor, I’ve specialised since 2005 in helping hundreds of people through separation or divorce without going to court.
I can help you too. Call 01473 487427 for a free confidential chat.
We are Anderson family matters, a family dispute resolution service based in Ipswich. The founder is Stephen G Anderson, a professional accredited family mediator, child consultant, PPC and former solicitor. Stephen works alongside consultants Jane McCann, Tom Farrell, Jan King and Henrik Anderson. Find more about us here.
We’ll help you discuss your problem in a way which is legally robust yet, at the same time, safe and supportive. The main way we tend to do this by mediation. Mediation gives you control over the decision making. A mediator manages the process in ways which motivate you to achieve a fair-minded outcome. Find out more about mediation.
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 MP, Family Justice Minister
- Mediated cases are resolved in 25% of the time it takes for non-mediated cases to resolve 25%
- Mediation outcomes cost an average of 6% of the cost of non-mediation outcomes 6%
- In 2013 only 6% of those using publicly funded mediation services required further legal services 6%
Stephen G Anderson is a consultant for Compass Resolution. Compass Resolution has a legal aid contract for mediation. Compass Resolution offer legally aided mediation in Ipswich to those who qualify. If you qualify, mediation would be free for you. To read more about legal aid, and to find out if you qualify, click here.