Online family mediation is suitable if you:
- don’t live close to the person you want to mediate with;
- don’t live close to a mediator;
- live abroad;
- have a disability and can’t get out;
- would be at risk if you were in the same room as the person you want to mediate with;
- suffer from anxiety or agoraphobia and can’t leave your home; or
- you simply want to mediate online, in the same way you bank or shop online.
The equipment you'll need will include:
- computer, tablet or Smartphone;
- reliable Internet connection of at least 2Mbps – check yours at Ookla;
- room with nobody else present;
- comfortable chair and a desk or table;
- landline or mobile phone; and
- something to make notes on.
What happens next?
After we’ve met you both, we work out what components your mediation might need. This includes the likely length of any session and any steps which we’d like you to complete before your first session. We’ll then send an offer to each of you, inviting you to get in touch if you want to mediate online. Once you’ve both accepted, we’ll arrange your first session.
We are leaders in online mediation
One of our founders, Stephen Anderson, was the first family mediator in the UK to routinely offer an online mediation service through Skype or Zoom. He now has vast experience of mediating online between people who either do not live close enough to a mediator or close enough to each other. Many of Stephen’s online clients live and work abroad, but want an English mediator to help them with their divorce or parenting problems.
Stephen’s expertise and pioneering work led to him helping to develop the Family Mediation Council’s standard for online mediating. This is something all family mediators are expected to uphold. He has delivered lectures and workshops about online mediation at many conferences and has taught many other mediators how to work online.
Complete our online questionnaire now to get things started
Or let us know what you want by completing our form.
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Registered Office Address
Start Mediation Ltd,
2 Civic Drive,
Company Registration Number
Incorporated in England and Wales as a private company under Company Number 10322756
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