helping to make change positive

We are a family mediation
service based in Farnham, Surrey.

Working with you to resolve your child and financial arrangements in a civil and future-focused way.

Rathbone Family Mediation is pleased to support the Ministry of Justice’s voucher scheme. Dependent upon eligibility, the first £500 of joint mediation costs in child-related cases will be covered by the scheme. Please contact us for more information.

What is Family Mediation?

People often arrive at mediation when they are separating or getting divorced. When such dramatic life events occur, there are usually numerous issues to discuss and work out. Often the events leading up to a separation make it tricky for two people to sit down and work out their own arrangements. Emotions are high and some level of conflict may have occurred.

What is Family Mediation?

What is Family Mediation?

People often arrive at mediation when they are separating or getting divorced. When such dramatic life events occur, there are usually numerous issues to discuss and work out. Often the events leading up to a separation make it tricky for two people to sit down and work out their own arrangements. Emotions are high and some level of conflict may have occurred.

What is Family Mediation?

Mediation and Children

Working out arrangements for children is one of the reasons why people choose mediation. When parents separate, the decisions with respect to where the children will live, how they will spend time with both parents and all of the many other associated issues are often very tricky to manage. It is usually a time where both parents are experiencing some very strong feelings and emotions - including those of loss, sadness, anger, hurt and guilt. Having an experienced family mediator to help them not only articulate how they are feeling but enable them to feel heard and acknowledged can be the first step in working out their child-related issues.

Mediation and Children

Mediation and Children

Working out arrangements for children is one of the reasons why people choose mediation. When parents separate, the decisions with respect to where the children will live, how they will spend time with both parents and all of the many other associated issues are often very tricky to manage. It is usually a time where both parents are experiencing some very strong feelings and emotions - including those of loss, sadness, anger, hurt and guilt. Having an experienced family mediator to help them not only articulate how they are feeling but enable them to feel heard and acknowledged can be the first step in working out their child-related issues.

Mediation and Children
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I wanted to work out child arrangements following a relationship breakdown. Will helped me and my ex-partner come to an amicable agreement that enabled our children to have both parents in their lives. I found the whole experience affordable and incredibly worthwhile as I was able to keep this out of courts.

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Thanks Will. Your calm and friendly approach was so helpful. Encouraging us to be kind to each other made a big difference and really defused some of the tension.

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After a particularly difficult divorce with multiple issues around our child care, Will was extremely empathetic and listened to all the issues, offering useful insights and important information. We wouldn't have reached a solution without his expertise and excellent client care. Thank you.

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I really felt listened to by Will. He was very professional, made me feel comfortable in my initial meeting and it was a great relief to talk through a number of issues which I wanted to discuss in mediation.

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Will gave a top quality service which felt well managed but not pressured. It felt like he was being fair to both of us even when we had to be in separate rooms. I would definitely recommend him.

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Family Mediation Services we provide

Family Mediation Online

Many clients prefer to mediate online. Feedback suggests that they find it less stressful than sitting in a room with their ex-partner, more convenient than having to travel to and from an unknown venue and a generally more comfortable experience. They are also reassured that ‘shuttle mediation’ remains an option should the mediator need to use two virtual rooms. Shuttle mediation is used where one or both participants do not wish to speak directly with the other, but wish to work out a mediation proposal. Finally, working online is usually less expensive for clients as they avoid a potentially large uplift on their fees as a result of the mediator not needing to book a room and venue.

Rathbone Family Mediation welcomes enquiries from the following areas:

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