Today’s focus for Family Mediation Week is Financial Sense. As part of this, David Allison from Family Law in Partnership has written a helpful article which dispels some of the common myths around using mediation to resolve financial disputes. Read it here.
Most clients find the process of making full financial disclosure time consuming. Many also find it difficult as they may not have access to documents or they may not be used to dealing with finances. However, it is a pre-requisite to being able to enter into meaningful discussion about a settlement and being able to reality test options.
Advice Now have produced this really useful and straight forward video to help people fill in Form E, the court form used for making full financial disclosure. However, it may also be useful for mediation clients who may be struggling to fill in their disclosure forms, whether this is the Form E or a mediation adapted version.
Although, as mediators, we are always happy to support our clients in this process, the more you can do yourself in preparation for a session the better, as it will move the process on more quickly, saving you both time and money.