Same Sex Couples Mediation

Going through a divorce, or separation, is one of the most stressful activities that you can possibly undertake. MIAMS Mediation UK can help resolve your individual circumstances.

Same sex couples

In any relationship, conflict is inevitable. For same-sex couples, the mediation process can be an effective way to navigate disputes over financial matters and find resolutions that respect the unique dynamics of their relationship. Whether it’s about dividing assets, co-parenting, or simply improving communication, mediation offers a constructive path forward.

Understanding Mediation

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution where a neutral third party, the mediator, helps separating couples communicate more effectively and reach a mutually acceptable agreement. Unlike litigation, which can be adversarial and costly, mediation focuses on collaboration and problem-solving.

Why Mediation is Beneficial for Same-Sex Couples

  1. Tailored to Unique Needs: Same-sex marriages often face distinct legal and social challenges. Mediation allows these couples to address issues specific to their situation, such as parental rights, discrimination, and societal acceptance.

  2. Confidential and Private: Mediation sessions are confidential, providing a safe space for couples to discuss sensitive issues without fear of public exposure. This is particularly important for those in communities where their relationship may not be fully accepted.

  3. Preserving Relationships: Mediation is a safe place to work on communication and co-operation in family matters, which can help preserve relationships, whether the couple is seeking to resolve conflicts within an ongoing relationship or amicably end a partnership.

Mediators who understand your needs

At MIAMS UK we are experienced in handling the needs of same sex couples. The legal obligations for dissolution of a civil partnership are slightly different to the process of divorce and this is reflected in our mediation procedure. All of our mediators are accredited by the Family Mediation Association (FMA) and their code of practice means that every couple is treated equally and with due consideration. Our experienced mediators are specifically trained in meeting the needs of same sex couples and will tailor their mediation service to meet your particular needs.

We understand that your family disputes, separation, and the dissolution of your civil partnership, is one of the hardest decisions that you have made in your life. At MIAMS UK we will help you, and your former partner, to reach an agreement that serves the needs of both parties and helps you to move forward in a progressive way towards the future. Offering mediation across the UK.

Common Issues Addressed in Mediation

  • Division of Assets: For same-sex couples, especially those who have been together for many years, financial issues and dividing assets can be complicated. Mediation helps ensure that both parties feel heard and can agree on a fair distribution with financial settlements.

  • Parenting Agreements: Co-parenting after a separation can be challenging. Mediation helps establish child arrangements that prioritize the well-being of the children while respecting both parents’ rights and responsibilities.

  • Communication Breakdown: Sometimes, the primary issue is a breakdown in communication. Mediators can offer best solutions and provide tools and strategies to improve dialogue and understanding between partners.

  • Legal Discrepancies: In some regions, same-sex couples may face legal discrepancies regarding marriage and parental rights. UK Mediation is a less stressful way to help you navigate these complexities and find equitable solutions.