10 Reasons to Mediate
1. You save money
Research shows it’s typically 50% cheaper to use mediation alongside a legal advisor, than a legal advisor alone
2. It’s quicker and more convenient
You book sessions when it suits you. An agreement can be reached quickly on property and finance and/or child arrangements. Horizon Mediation can even resolve property and finances in 1 day. A court battle is lengthy and can involve long delays.
3. You’re in control
Why let a Judge decide what’s best for you or your children? Mediation enables you to maintain control of your future and your children’s future.
4. Your Privacy is Respected
Mediation is confidential and the negotiations can’t later be used against you. It’s a safe space to discuss issues and explore options.
5. It’s fair & impartial
The mediator doesn’t take sides. They make sure the sessions are fair and everyone is heard. They ensure any power imbalances are addressed and information is shared and explained so nobody is at a disadvantage.
6. It’s voluntary
If it doesn’t work for you then you can walk away. However, there’s far more to gain than there is to lose.
7. Your children benefit
Research indicates prolonged parental conflict harms children. Mediation enables separated couples to move from exes to co-parents. Communication improves in even the most challenging relationships.
8. Tailor Made Arrangements
You make decisions tailor made to your family’s needs. You can discuss issues that you can’t raise at court.
9. It’s Child Inclusive
Children can speak to a mediator and feel that their concerns matter to their parents. Mediators are trained to speak to children, so they don’t bottle up their worries.
10. Mediation Works
About 80% of mediation cases settle. Mediation is a process for separated couples that need to work together to reach agreement but can’t. Mediators are trained to facilitate communication and enable clients to focus on their separate future and not a past they can’t change. We have resolved many seemingly intractable disputes.