Is your family affected by separation or divorce?
Are there decisions you need to make which are proving difficult?
Do you and your ex-partner see things differently?
Are there arrangements for children and/or money and property that you are going to find tricky?
Are you wanting to keep your costs low?
Are you thinking the Courts might be involved?
At Oxfordshire Family Mediation we support children and adults (with or without children) when they are dealing with the fall-out before, during and after separation.
Through mediation you will get the unbiased, professional support you need so that as parents you make the decisions that benefit your children for the rest of their lives.
Your child/ren can be part of the process, where appropriate, so that they can feel they have been listened to.
Your child/ren can see one of our experienced specialist children's workers if they need longer term support.
We put Children at the centre, not in the middle.
Call now on 0844 847 6658 or click here to send an application
We can arrange for your Appointment to be held at one of our locations across Oxfordshire. These are:
OXFORD; WITNEY; DIDCOT; BANBURY and BICESTER.
Please discuss your preference when making a booking.
**MIAMs are available at all our locations and are £78 including vat (free if you are eligible for Legal Aid)
We do not take sides: we aim for solutions that work for everyone.
This website contains details on how mediation works, our costs, our meeting locations, our Children’s Services, our team of mediators, how you can contact us, and how you can support our organisation.
If you have any queries, please consult our FAQ, or contact our office on 0844 8476658.
Mediation is good value and may even be free, if you or your partner are eligible for Legal Aid.
Legal Aid is still available for mediation. At your first meeting we will discuss the cost of mediation and establish if mediation is free for you. Even if it isn't free, using mediation to resolve issues costs a lot less than taking a battle through the court process. If you or your ex-partner are eligible for Legal Aid you both get one mediation session free. The person eligible gets all sessions free.
Mediation brings additional savings
If you are eligible for Legal Aid for Family Mediation, and participate in the process, you may also be entitled to free legal advice and obtain a consent order through the 'Help with Family Mediation' Legal Aid scheme.
If you are looking for DNA tests or tests for drug or alcohol use our clients in mediation can get a discounted service.
For clients in mediation at OFM there are childrens' services available to support children affected by separation at low or no cost.
Remember that you need to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting before making an application to court.
Download the Information for Litigants in Person factsheet from National Family Mediation, or click for the Bar Council's Guide to Representing Yourself in Court.
"I am no longer stressed about the situation"
"I felt the service was very good and fair. I did not feel rushed or pressurised at any time"
"The mediator was superb, in often difficult circumstances!"
"Mediation helped me with the process of parting, I felt stronger for my sessions and able to move quicker than I thought. I felt more confident when I spoke to my legal adviser because of my sessions"
"Mediation enabled us to talk through how to separate our finances. I feel we would have had to go to court without it. It was a very helpful experience. The mediators were always tactful, calm and friendly"
"As I was the innocent victim and that affair was such a shock, this was one of the hardest things that I have done. However, I am glad that I persevered with it and if it wasn't for the support of our mediator, helping me gently through it, I wouldn't have made it. Thank you very much to the mediator"
"The mediator's calmness and patience at every stage helped us to make good progress with what seemed to be a daunting process"
"Both my wife and I were full of admiration for your mediator. We liked her immediately on meeting. She has a really lovely manner and is obviously an expert in dealing with people and their problems. She has a gentle sense of humour which eased the situation more than once. What a really impressive and delightful lady!"
"The mediator was calm, even when we lost our tempers, and remained impartial throughout"
"I felt the service was excellent and empowered me and gave me a voice in a constructive way within discussions with my ex partner. Our mediator was excellent and I felt that she did as much as she could for us and went through a lot of trouble on our behalf to organise appointments at the last minute due to circumstances"
"Mediation has helped me see things more clearly. Although we have been unable to resolve our issues outside of court, our day to day communication has improved and this has benefited my son"
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