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Family Mediation Week (January 23-27 2017): Cutting The Cost Of Divorce17th Jan 2017

by on 17th Jan 2017


Solicitors at Coles Miller are supporting Family Mediation Week (January 23-27 2017) by helping to cut the cost of divorce.Richard Perrins

Too many separating couples go straight to court and incur significant costs after months of legal wrangling because they don’t know how mediation can save them money, says Coles Miller.

Family Mediation Week promotes the benefits that mediation can offer.

Mediation enables separating couples to part more amicably. It is cheaper and quicker than going to court – and also less stressful for any children involved.

Coles Miller family law solicitor and mediator Richard Perrins said: “If you are considering a separation then Coles Miller can help you to decide if mediation is best for you.

“You will need to come in for a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) to see how the process would help you.”

From January 23 to February 21 2017, Coles Miller will be waiving the normal cost of a MIAM (£100+VAT) for separating couples that go on to mediation.

Coles Miller family law solicitor and mediator Richard Perrins said: “We strongly recommend mediation because you retain control of the process instead of handing it over to a court to decide.

“If you elect to take part in the mediation process, we will credit the cost of the MIAM towards your mediation,” he added.

Family Mediation Week is organised by the Family Mediators Association which represents more than 400 mediators across the UK.

The aim is to encourage separating couples to consider family mediation to help them to take control of their situation and to make decisions together.

Richard Perrins is based at Coles Miller’s office in Broadstone. The firm also has offices in Poole, Christchurch, Bournemouth and Wimborne.

For more information, contact head of the Family Department and Partner in the firm, Richard Perrins on 01202 355698.