Shuttle Mediation from Swain & Co Family Mediation Service: Portsmouth, Southampton, Chichester and beyond
Although most successful family mediation occurs when you are in the same room as your ex-partner, we know that in some circumstances this is not possible, or desirable.
It might be that there has been domestic abuse in the relationship in the past, or it may be that the impact of having both of you in the room at the same time may be too emotional for you to cope and would make informed decision making impossible.
If you both still want to mediate, Swain & Co Family Mediation Service can offer ‘shuttle mediation’, where the parties are in different rooms and the mediator acts as a go between and communication is through the mediator.
You do not come face to face, and direct communication is made through the mediator only.
This method is used to define the problems and enable possible solutions to be suggested.
It does take longer to carry out mediation this way, but the ultimate goal of reaching a solution together can still be achieved.
And you can still benefit from family mediation as it is often less expensive and is less time consuming than the traditional solicitor led approach.