Family mediation

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Family mediation

Postby urbanblossom » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:59 am

Sorry for the unhappy subject - it looks as if my partner and I will split. At the moment it is not looking likely that this will be amicable although I really, really want it to be. We have two young children but we're not married. I really want to try and avoid expensive lawyers if at all possible, and am researching options for mediation. I wanted to check whether anyone on here could recommend any firm in particular. Thanks so much.
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Re: Family mediation

Postby wildatheart » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:53 am

I'm so sorry for the position you are in with your partner and so wise to want to go to mediation.

Wandsworth (Council?) runs an absolutely excellent mediation service that used to be held in the office section of St Mark's Church on Battersea Rise.
You have 2 sessions for free with 2 professional mediators. Then there is a discussion of how to go forwards and I you could go to one of them privately in their practices if you wanted to continue.

Everything about the sessions is first class.

I hope this helps.
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Re: Family mediation

Postby viva » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:46 am

Hi there, I'm so sorry for what you are going through. I separated from my partner last year and we have a young child. We saw a really excellent mediator that I can heartily recommend. He was kind and thoughtful and considerate to both of us. We needed to not only organise finances (which is tricky when not married) but also schools and where we were to live as we both had different ideas. He took us through everything very carefully and kindly. It wasn't cheap but it was worth every penny as it saved us a lot of heartache and disagreements; he helped us to focus on what is important and to make decisions fairly. His name was Peter Burgess from Burgess Mee
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Re: Family mediation

Postby stmarkschurch » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:17 am

Just to say that Wandsworth Mediation Service (an independent charity) is indeed still running out of St Mark's Church on Battersea Rise.

Their website is
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Re: Family mediation

Postby Jellie75 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:34 pm


Sorry to hear you are going through this.

I’d recommend getting the free Amicable app too. Have a look at their website:

Hope you can works things out

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Re: Family mediation

Postby MelissaH » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:38 am

So sorry you find yourself in this situation but you seem to have a positive attitude so I'm sure you'll get through ok. I would recommend Cressida Burnet . She's a lawyer as well as a mediator so she can help with all aspects of a family split and she has also done The Parent Practice course so will have an awareness of the impact on your children too.
Best wishes.