There are many reasons why our client’s use our family mediation service. Here are just some of the reasons:
We provide the process to de-escalate conflict and ease a more productive conversation. This minimizes barriers so you can reach an outcome you’ll both be comfortable with and are more likely to stick to.
No Grey Areas
The best agreements are clear and easy to follow. Our write-ups are incredibly thorough, eliminating any confusion and the need to pay expensive unnecessary legal fees down the road.
Quick Response & Resolution
We know you want to move on with your life. We’re happy to provide the quickest response and turnaround time in the business, so you can get started, and finish up in a quarter of the time compared to other solutions.
We provide you with:
- A dedicated mediator that will take you through the process
- Information related to your specific situation (provided in your MIAM)
- A mediation preparation guide (before joint sessions)
- Free joint mediation session summary
What you need to do:
Schedule your free mediation consultation call
We’ll go over your options, and schedule your MIAM and Joint Family Mediation Sessions
Come with an open mind, and we’ll guide the process – allowing both of you to reach the best possible outcome for you and your family
When it came to the day of mediation, I felt understood, confident and as if the outcome would be positive. Without their help in preparing me for the mediation, I don’t feel the outcome would have been as positive as it was.
– Tim A.
I would highly recommend Access Mediation Services… myself and my ex-partner now have a suitable arrangement in place for my daughter thanks to mediation with Access Mediation Services!! Couldn’t be happier!
– Zena R.
Same day miam appointments available
We understand that some people may wish to have a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) on the same day for a number of reasons including urgent matters, convenience and work schedules. In most instances we are able to cater for same day appointments.
We do have a limited number of same day MIAM appointments, so don’t miss out and book yours now!
We do also offer evening and weekend MIAM appointments.
We are here to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible.
Click here to book your MIAM today!
Do you require a MIAM Certificate?
If you are making an application to court through a C100 Form or Form A, you will require a MIAM Certificate. You may wish to make an application to amend an existing court order or to make arrangements to see your children or divide your finances and assets. Your MIAM Certificate can only be signed by a Family Mediator.
To book your MIAM please click here and we can start the process for your MIAM Certificate.
All of our family mediators are registered with the Family Mediation Council and the College of Mediators
Questions our clients frequently ask about family mediation
‘‘What happens if my ex-partner doesn’t want to attend?’’
If your ex-partner is not willing to engage in mediation you have a few options that the mediator will explore with you. You may wish to pause mediation, discuss it between yourselves or go to court. Our mediators will provide you with the relevant information specific to your situation.
Key note – You can always revisit mediation at a later date.
‘‘What if me and my ex-partner don’t agree?’’
The mediator is there to encourage discussion between you and your ex-partner, so don’t be too concerned if you don’t agree on certain points. The mediator will help you both to explore all of the options and even help you to generate ideas you may not have considered. They are trained to facilitate difficult conversations where parties don’t agree.
‘‘What qualifications do family mediators have?”
Family Mediators will have completed foundation training and subsequently the family mediation specialism. They then go on to complete a portfolio, which then accredits them by the Family Mediation Council.
The Family Mediation Council have a database published on their website which includes all family mediators, working towards accreditation or accredited. If your family mediator is not on this list, they are not trained to provide mediation or for example sign MIAM Certificates where appropriate.
Directions to our Family Mediation Centre in Worcester
Our Worcester Family Mediation Centre : Access Mediation Services, 73 Barbourne Road, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR1 1SB. Phone number 01905 330055. Once you have found us please enter the first door and our door is located directly on the right.
By Bus: There are many bus routes from Worcester Town Centre. You can get the following buses from Forgate Street to our Family Mediation Centre Worcester 32s, 37, 144, 144A and the 303. Please do not get the bus from the same side as Worcester Foregate Street Train Station.
On foot: Access Mediation Services Mediation Services is approximately 1 mile from Worcester Town Centre. To walk from Worcester Town Centre, head away from the Centre straight down Forgate Street for 170 yards. Landmarks to look out for on your right are: Worcester Foregate Street Train Station & The Worcester Court. Before you cross over Barbourne Lane (the road in which Gheluvelt Park is located on) you will see our office sign Access Mediation Services.
By Car: To drive to our Worcester Mediation Services using SAT NAV, please use the address 73 Barbourne Road, WR1 1SB.
Parking: We don’t have parking on site. However, there is on road parking located on Barbourne Lane.
Please note you will not be able to enter the office unless you have booked an appointment.
Here is some further information about Family Mediation
Mediation Information Assessment Meetings (MIAMs)
A Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (usually referred to as a MIAM) is an opportunity for you to explain your current situation to the mediator, as well as what you aim to achieve from the mediation. The mediator will also provide you with information specific to your situation, the costs and how mediation works.
A MIAM in most cases would be a legal requirement before the court would accept your application for an order.
To book your MIAM please click here.
Joint Mediation Sessions
Joint mediation sessions are where both you and your ex-partner come together with the mediator to discuss the issues raised. Joint sessions can only take place if you both decide mediation is something you would like to continue with. We understand that if you are in conflict with each other this can be difficult.
Usually joint mediation sessions last for between 1-4 sessions. In this instance most or all issues have been resolved.
If you feel it may be too difficult to be in the same room as the person you are coming to mediation with, we also offer Shuttle Mediation. This is when you would both be in separate rooms and the mediator will go from one room to the other, summarising what has been said from one party to another.
We also offer online mediation via telephone and video call. The mediator will discuss with you all of the options that are appropriate and together you will choose the best option.
Our Family Mediation Centres in Worcestershire are:
- Family Mediation Worcester
- Family Mediation Bromsgrove
- Family Mediation Redditch
It is also worth noting that we have mediators across England and Wales who can provide family mediation online and in person. Please contact us to find out how we can support you.