Parent Mediation Wallasey

Parenting disputes between divorced or separated couples can be challenging and emotionally taxing. It’s not only difficult for the parents but it can also have a negative impact on the children involved.

This is where mediation comes in. Mediation is a voluntary and informal process that helps parents come to an agreement in a comfortable, confidential and impartial environment.

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Services of Mediation

At Rhino Mediation Wallasey, we provide a range of services for parents who want to resolve their disputes without having to go to court. Our mediation services include:

Supervised Contact

In cases where parents have concerns about their children’s safety with the other parent, supervised contact offers a safe and neutral environment so that contact can take place.

Child Inclusive Mediation

If children are old enough, we will talk to them to give them an opportunity to express how they feel about the situation so that they can be involved in the decision-making process.

Parenting Plans

A parenting plan helps to specifically identify and document how future parenting arrangements will be undertaken so that both parties are clear about their roles and responsibilities in the raising of their children.

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The Role of a Mediator

A mediator is an impartial professional who facilitates the mediation process. They are trained to guide discussions, ensure fairness, and promote effective communication. Mediators do not take sides or make decisions for the parents; instead, they help them reach a mutually agreeable resolution that takes into account the best interests of the children.

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The Mediation Process

Parent mediation at Rhino Mediation follows a structured and collaborative process designed to address the specific needs and concerns of each family. Here is an outline of the typical steps involved:

Initial Consultation

The mediation process begins with an initial consultation where the mediator explains the process, discusses confidentiality, and answers any questions the parents may have. This consultation allows the mediator to understand the unique circumstances and goals of the parents.

Joint Sessions

Joint sessions involve both parents and the mediator. These sessions provide a safe space for open discussions, allowing each party to express their perspectives, concerns, and desires. The mediator ensures that both parties have an equal opportunity to be heard and understood.

Identifying Issues

During joint sessions, the mediator helps the parents identify the key issues that need to be addressed, such as child custody arrangements, visitation schedules, decision-making responsibilities, and financial matters. The mediator facilitates constructive conversations that focus on finding practical and sustainable solutions.

Exploring Option

Once the issues are identified, the mediator guides the parents in exploring different options to address those issues. This stage encourages creative problem-solving and helps parents consider alternative solutions that meet the needs and interests of all family members.

Negotiation and Agreement

With the guidance of the mediator, parents engage in negotiations to reach a mutually agreeable resolution. The mediator ensures that all discussions remain respectful and productive. If needed, the mediator can propose compromises and facilitate compromise-building conversations.

Formalizing the Agreement

Once the parents have reached an agreement, the mediator helps them formalize it into a written document. This document outlines the agreed-upon arrangements and can serve as a practical reference for future reference. It is important to note that the agreement reached through mediation is not legally binding, but it can be used as a basis for legal agreements if required.

Benefits of Mediation

Parent mediation has a number of benefits over legal action in court. Some of the benefits are:


Rhino Mediation Wallasey understands the difficulty parents face when dealing with parenting disputes. Through our range of services, we provide the opportunity for parents to resolve their disputes in a confidential and impartial environment.

Mediation offers both financial and practical benefits over legal action for resolving disputes between parents, allowing them to make decisions that are tailored to their own family and facilitate better relationships between them and their children.

Contact us today and tackle your parenting disputes with confidence.

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