Mediation

Mediation is a process to help couples who have decided to separate or divorce to talk things through, to help you reach agreement on the way forward and to make arrangements for the future.

A Mediator will help you explore possible ways of resolving your dispute or help you make arrangements on a range of practical matters related to your separation. A Mediator can help you with all of the issues that might arise upon separation, or can assist with specific issues only. They can help you divide the money and property of the marriage, or to make arrangements for the care of your children.

The Mediator will meet you and your partner together, and in a series of meetings will identify the issues in dispute and help you try to reach agreement. The Mediator will not take sides, nor offer you legal advice. He will remain independent and impartial, but he will help you to communicate with each other.

Mediation can ease the pain of family breakdown because it reduces hostility and tension; it helps you make informed decisions that are right for you and your family; it helps you communicate, and it helps you work together to resolve disputes.

Both of our family lawyers are trained Mediators and can help you and your partner reach practical solutions which are fair to both of you and right for your circumstances. For further information please contact Simon Nellar on 01904 528383 or email sfn@hethertons.co.uk.

To download our guide to Mediation, click here.

Family Law Team

What Our Clients Say

Ms S, Harrogate

"I would definitely use the services again if needed."
2017-05-08T15:32:22+00:00
"I would definitely use the services again if needed."

Mrs S, York

"Hethertons Solicitors handled my mediation in a sensitive and unbiased way. He managed to put me at ease and alleviate many of my worries in potentially painful circumstances."
2017-03-20T17:15:48+00:00
"Hethertons Solicitors handled my mediation in a sensitive and unbiased way. He managed to put me at ease and alleviate many of my worries in potentially painful circumstances."

Mrs C, York

"I found Hethertons advice and counsel caring towards me as your client and extremely professional."
2015-07-10T15:04:58+00:00
"I found Hethertons advice and counsel caring towards me as your client and extremely professional."

Mr P, York

"Fantastic service, fantastic people very professional in very difficult times, can't thank you enough"
2015-07-10T15:04:40+00:00
"Fantastic service, fantastic people very professional in very difficult times, can't thank you enough"

Ms L, York

"Hethertons Solicitors made me feel calm and comfortable during every step. What I thought may be a difficult process was in fact simple and smooth running."

 
2017-01-06T10:08:23+00:00
"Hethertons Solicitors made me feel calm and comfortable during every step. What I thought may be a difficult process was in fact simple and smooth running."  

Mr G, York

"Big thank you to the team at Hethertons for the sound advice, guidance and support I received at a very hard time in mine and my children's lives."
2015-07-10T15:04:02+00:00
"Big thank you to the team at Hethertons for the sound advice, guidance and support I received at a very hard time in mine and my children's lives."

Ms C, York

"After my first meeting I felt as though I was in safe hands and I could trust Hethertons Solicitors. I was helped to put things into perspective which helped clear my mind of all the unimportant issues. "
2015-07-10T16:08:53+00:00
"After my first meeting I felt as though I was in safe hands and I could trust Hethertons Solicitors. I was helped to put things into perspective which helped clear my mind of all the unimportant issues. "

Mr S, York

"Hethertons Solicitors has guided me through a very difficult separation and divorce over the last year. He has given pragmatic advice in clear English with patience and empathy."
2015-07-10T15:01:10+00:00
Alister Jones has guided me through a very difficult separation and divorce over the last year. He has given pragmatic advice in clear English with patience and empathy.

Ms B, York

"Everyone we have dealt with at Hethertons has been of the same class of excellent customer service and attention to detail."
2016-05-05T11:37:41+00:00
"Everyone we have dealt with at Hethertons has been of the same class of excellent customer service and attention to detail."

Mr M, York

"The help provided by Hethertons was invaluable and extremely supportive during difficult and somewhat traumatic times."
2017-05-22T15:12:06+00:00
"The help provided by Hethertons was invaluable and extremely supportive during difficult and somewhat traumatic times."

Mr T, York

“I take this opportunity to sincerely thank Hethertons Solicitors for helping throughout this difficult period for both my ex-wife and myself. Hethertons Solicitors was very professional and very skillful in the way that he dealt with the mediation.”
2016-06-20T11:03:47+00:00
“I take this opportunity to sincerely thank Hethertons Solicitors for helping throughout this difficult period for both my ex-wife and myself. Hethertons Solicitors was very professional and very skillful in the way that he dealt with the mediation.”

Mr S, York

"I would like to thank Mr. Nellar who did a great job but also the rest of the team who were always happy to help."
2015-09-29T10:21:54+00:00
"I would like to thank Mr. Nellar who did a great job but also the rest of the team who were always happy to help."

Ms B, York

"I was completely happy with the service provided by Hethertons. Everything was explained to me clearly and in a respectful manner, and I was kept informed of progress made."
2017-01-20T14:41:33+00:00
"I was completely happy with the service provided by Hethertons. Everything was explained to me clearly and in a respectful manner, and I was kept informed of progress made."

Mrs L, York

"I felt Hethertons Solicitors handled everything with a real degree of compassion and never lost sight of my needs throughout."
2015-12-16T10:21:10+00:00
"I felt Hethertons Solicitors handled everything with a real degree of compassion and never lost sight of my needs throughout."

Mr W, London

"Excellent advice and service that we appreciated."
2017-07-19T10:24:44+00:00
"Excellent advice and service that we appreciated."

Mr H, York

"Hethertons Solicitor have provided there most professional advice and help in making my divorce painless over the last 2 years."
2017-01-09T13:19:03+00:00
"Hethertons Solicitor have provided there most professional advice and help in making my divorce painless over the last 2 years."

Ms S, York

"Simon provides extremely wise counsel and a calm head in what can be difficult negotiations. In the 5 years Simon has acted for me, he has always delivered the best result possible and I am extremely grateful for his dedication and hard work in my legal affairs."
2017-07-26T11:36:17+00:00
"Simon provides extremely wise counsel and a calm head in what can be difficult negotiations. In the 5 years Simon has acted for me, he has always delivered the best result possible and I am extremely grateful for his dedication and hard work in my legal affairs."

Ms Q, York

"We were completely satisfied with everything especially the way things were explained in 'plain English'"
2017-01-09T13:29:30+00:00
"We were completely satisfied with everything especially the way things were explained in 'plain English'"