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Free mediation for couples in Yorkshire

Published: 20th January, 2021

LCF Law Solicitors | Bradford, Leeds, Harrogate, Ilkley | Law Fair + SquareThis week is Family Mediation Week – an initiative that aims to raise awareness of mediation and how it can help separating families manage their issues collaboratively and productively.

LCF Law is offering anyone struggling with relationship issues a free mediation session between 18 January – 27 January 2021.

Rachel Spencer Robb partner and head of LCF Law’s Family Law team, has more than 20 years’ experience dealing exclusively with family law issues and is a qualified mediator, as well as an Accredited Specialist of Resolution.

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She said: “A recent survey has revealed that children who witness their recently divorced parents arguing are more likely to suffer from mental health issues. With divorce rates in the UK on the rise, it’s essential parents consider counselling services mediation and get specialist legal advice on the practical and emotional consequences of divorcing from an early stage to protect all parties – especially the children.”

The aim of family mediation is to encourage separating couples to sit down together and work out solutions to the financial and family-based issues that can be part of separation or divorce. The goal is for both partners to come to an amicable agreement which suits everyone involved, avoiding the costs – literally and figuratively – of bitter battles in court.

Rachel added: “Mediation can help to secure a far better outcome for couples and children – it tends to be quicker, less costly and less combative than resolving issues through court or solicitors. Many couples going through a separation or divorce don’t know that family mediation is an option for them or are unaware of the advantages of mediation over its alternatives.

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“The lockdowns are being blamed for the increase in divorce, but we have found that if relationships were in difficulty anyway, then the lockdowns have simply magnified the problems. The additional pressures of home-schooling children, financial worries and so on, have brought forward what in all likelihood would have occurred in any event.

What’s important is that people are made aware of the benefits of family mediation. We would encourage separating couples to consider family mediation as a way of helping them take control, make decisions together and build a more collaborative future for their family, which is why we are offering these free sessions.”

To arrange a free virtual half-hour consultation with trained family mediator Rachel Spencer Robb call 01943 885 790, email ku.oc1614662586.fcl@1614662586bborr1614662586ecnep1614662586sr1614662586

Rachel Spencer Robb | Family Law Expert | LCF LawThis article was written by Rachel Spencer-Robb. Rachel is Head of our Family Law Department and is based in Ilkley.

Rachel is nationally recognised as an expert in her field by independent legal guide Chambers and Partners for the last four consecutive years.

Most recently Chambers UK (2020) stated : “Rachel Spencer Robb advises on matrimonial finance cases, often centred on significant farming assets. She is similarly experienced in proprietary estoppel claims within families. One interviewee characterises her as “bright, forthright and logical” as well as “personable and efficient in terms of the work she does.”

For further advice please contact Rachel Spencer-Robb on 01943 885 790 or ku.oc1614662586.fcl@1614662586bborr1614662586ecnep1614662586sr1614662586