Jonathan and Angela
Jonathan and Angela were both working in well paid jobs. They had two teenage children. Jonathan owned his own company. Angela was a senior civil servant with substantial pension provision.
Unfortunately, their relationship had reach breaking point, and they turned to mediation to try and reach agreement about the division of their assets. Within mediation we were able to explore their financial positions and obtain appropriate valuations of their different assets. The mediator was able to liaise with Jonathan’s company’s accountants to obtain information and valuations of his company. The valuations were subsequently considered by Angela’s solicitor who was able to ask the mediator to obtain clarification of a number of points. Mediation gave Jonathan and Angela the opportunity of discussing their financial situation together, whilst being supported by their professional advisors. They were also able to involve a Pensions Advisor in the mediation who provided valuations of their pensions and explained the different pension choices open to them. Overall the mediation process enabled Jonathan and Angela to consider various financial options which helped alleviate some of the worry and stress. They were also able to take advice from their solicitors when they needed it, and reach an understanding about how they wanted to share their assets and plan for their own and their children’s future. This enabled them to remain on good terms throughout the discussions and work together to limit the impact of their separation on their children.
“I would like to thank both you and Lucy for such a positive experience, despite the outcome not being as I had hoped. You were both so very kind and I have already recommended your service to a family. One thing I lacked before I cam was the understanding/knowledge that I would be treated fairly in this process. It was so positive and the experience very “gentle” and thoughtful.”