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Welcome to Kent Family Mediation Service

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION DUE TO CORONAVIRUS SITUATION**

 

MEDIATION

 

In order to ensure the health and safety of both our clients and staff we have made some changes to the way we work.  Families will still need our Service in order to make 

arrangements for their children and finances and we are committed to be able to continue

to provide this for them.  

 

For the foreseeable future, all our MIAM (initial meetings) will be conducted via video link (FaceTime/WhatsApp) and all our joint mediation meetings will be conducted by Zoom.  Information, help and guidance will be given in advance and we will discuss individually with clients if they are likely to have problems.

 

In the next few days, we will be contacting all our clients that already have meetings booked to let them know how this will affect them.

 

In the meantime, please continue to refer to our Service and we will do our best in the current situation to assist you.

 

SPIPS

 

The SPIPs workshops will also be conducted by Zoom.  Those booked already will be contacted individually; however, please bear with us as this is a major task, but please be assured we are committed to making this work and will be in touch shortly.

 

Please keep safe everyone and in this unprecedented situation, look after yourself and your loved ones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kent Family Mediation is the largest and most widely recognised family mediation service in Kent. We can offer mediation clients, of varying income levels, the option of legally aided mediation or affordable private mediation fees, at a number of accessible mediation centres in Kent.

 

Clients eligible to claim legal aid will receive free family mediation, with the other party also benefiting from a free MIAM and a free first mediation meeting once eligibility is confirmed.

 

Kent Family Mediation Service is the Kent Provider of the Cafcass and Family Court Ordered and Non-Court Ordered Separated Parents Information Programme (SPIP) workshops.

If you are thinking about taking an ex-partner or other family member to court, then unless there are exceptional circumstances, you will need to have attended a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before you can apply to go to court.

 

Family mediation is a quicker, less costly and much fairer way for separated couples to discuss and reach amicable agreements outside of the court process. We are able to offer a variety of different options for successfully resolving family legal matters. Our qualified family mediators can help to sort out arrangements for the children, what happens to the family home and the best way of dividing up debts, pensions and finances, either before or after a divorce or relationship split.

 

Find out what some of our past mediation clients have said about Kent Family Mediation Service.

Our Affiliations & Accreditations

Family Mediation Services

Family Mediation is the courts preferred way of resolving an argument, or issues that occur after a separation, or the breakdown of a relationship;including sorting out child contact, the custody of a child, child support maintenance and disputes…

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Separated Parents Information Programme

Kent Family Mediation Service are pleased to announce that we have been granted a contract to provide Parenting Information Programmes in Kent on behalf of Cafcass. We hold the SPIP courses in a number of locations in Kent…

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“I wouldn’t change anything, all the service I received was good.”

“I can’t think of any changes I would make to Kent Family Mediation Service – keep up the good work!”

“Michelle, I cannot thank you enough. You and your team have been so kind and efficient. We will remember you in our prayers Michelle. God bless you.”

“May I say that the lady we saw for mediation in Canterbury was really helpful and amazingly calm, PLEASE send her a big thank you for helping us to resolve our differences, we are very grateful to her indeed!”

“Thank you for all your help with our case. The service was excellent especially the service from the admin team”.

“Family Mediator Bernardina is a credit to you”

“Family mediation was very helpful, although a difficult time for ourselves. Many thanks. “

“I would like to thank our Family Mediator for helping us through this process. She showed both support and impartiality to both my husband and myself “

“My Family Mediator was Sarah and I wouldn’t change a thing about our family mediation”

“A first class service from the Kent Family Mediation Service mediators!”