What is Mediation For?
Mediation enables clients to work together with the help of trained mediators to resolve issues relating to child contact, finances and property disputes following relationship breakdown.
After over a decade of face to face mediation, when the Covid 19 pandemic struck we moved to online mediation. Having evolved our processes and working arrangements we got back to our high success rates using the online process. Currently it enables us to keep our fees down so that our clients retain more of their hard earned money for their own families and cuts out appointment travel time. Our clients seem to appreciate these benefits. The world has changed and so have we.
We believe that mediation is the best option for most families whether you have substantial assets to plan for or are working hard to make ends meet and in receipt of benefits. Green Light Mediation tries to be accessible. We are registered with The Government Voucher Scheme which can provide up to £500 towards mediation session costs, have income related fees and also offer legal aid for mediation. See our prices page for details.
The Mediators are impartial and help you to make your own decisions regarding the practical questions and issues that arise after relationship breakdown.
Mediation allows a family to find a positive way forward that suits them rather than something ordered by a court. The mediation process can be much faster, less stressful and is considerably less expensive than a dispute pursued through court proceedings.
When considering which service to contact we suggest only using Family Mediation Council members. There is a website where you can check a mediator is a member https://www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk/find-local-mediator/
If your mediator is not on the above they are not bound by FMC standards and if they say they can sort out your family finances in one session, run! Nobody can achieve a safe, considered outcome for finance that can be made binding that fast unless you don't have any property!
Should I see a solicitor before I come to mediation?
Why Choose Us?
Award-winning Green Light Mediation provides family mediation in Hertfordshire & North London.
We are members of The Family Mediators Association (FMA) and Resolution which are member body of The Family Mediation Council. All our mediators are accredited or working towards accreditation.
We also have specialist mediators qualified to work directly with children and to supervise the practice of other mediation services. You are in safe hands.
We understand both the law and people.
We worked from premises in Hemel Hempstead, Watford, St. Albans, Harpenden and near Banbury prior to the pandemic but currently our appointments are by Zoom.
We are approved MIAMS providers (sometimes referred to as mediation awareness see "to begin" page for more information).
1. Co-mediation for finance is rarely offered in Herts without a substantial increase in session costs. There is no increase in session costs for co-mediation with GLM we simply believe it is the best model and want that for all our clients for finance cases. There are occasions where we use it for childrens's matter too.