Family Mediation Sunderland

We resolve disputes in Sunderland

Crowther Mediation are your trusted partner for Family Mediation services in Sunderland. We understand the importance of resolving family disputes with sensitivity, empathy and professionalism. We tailor our service specifically to the needs of families in Sunderland and the surrounding areas, because we understand how every family is different.

Our dedicated team of experienced family mediators are committed to guiding you through challenging times, offering a supportive environment where all parties can express their concerns and perspectives in a safe and controlled environment. Whether you’re facing issues relating to divorce, child custody, financial matters, or any other family conflict, we’re here to help you find constructive solutions that prioritize the well-being of everyone involved.

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What is Family Mediation?

Family mediation is a voluntary process which allows separating or divorced couples to sit together around a table and have a discussion – not an argument – in a safe, controlled, professional environment.

At Crowther Mediation, you can be assured that your experienced mediator will help you navigate through difficult issues to make arrangements for your future.  Mediation is completely impartial and whilst we might ask you to consider some of the options a court would look at, we are not here to make the decisions about your future.

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Family Mediation Process in Sunderland

Below you will find our typical Family Mediation process and how we help to resolve disputes in a safe, controlled environment:

  • Mediation takes place over 2-3 sessions. The first session is 2 hours with subsequent shorter follow up sessions.
  • During the sessions you and your former partner will be asked to explore all of the options available to resolve the issues you have.
  • Mediation is not a substitute for legal advice and you are encouraged to have some independent legal advice to help you consider the options available.
  • Mediation is a confidential process which means you can feel free to discuss and explore all options safe in the knowledge that if mediation does not work, the court are not entitled to hear about your discussions, which may prejudice your case.

How do I get started?

Any party wishing to engage in the mediation process must first of all attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting. This meeting allows one of our mediators to explain a little bit more about mediation on a one to one basis and establish the nature of the dispute, before deciding whether not mediation is appropriate.

It is essential to attend a MIAM before making an application to court. The mediator needs endorse court application forms to confirm attendance at a MIAM.

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How much does Family Mediation in Sunderland cost?

Online Family Mediation Fees

MIAM – £120 per person

  • Your Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting will be conducted by an accredited family mediator.
  • 45 minute meeting with 30 minutes preparation and follow up work
  • Includes letters and phone calls to the other potential participant.
  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
  • Mediators signed court application form if necessary.

Out of hours MIAM – £150 per person
Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 9am or 5pm and 8pm and Saturdays between 10am and 12.30pm.


  • 120 minute joint mediation session conducted by an accredited family mediator.
  • Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
  • Includes document reviewing, record of session, routine follow up work and routine communication with you.

Out of hours JOINT MEDIATION SESSION – £310 per person
Monday to Friday between 5pm and 8pm and Saturdays between 10am and 12.30pm.

Written outcome statement – £90 per person.

Crowther Mediation can also offer face to face mediation meetings across the UK.  Please contact us directly to discuss fees and arrangements.

What our clients say…

Shaun Welsh

“Very impressed with the service, perfect balance of professionalism and friendliness. Judith done everything in her power to reach a resolution. Thank you for your efforts”

Michelle Farrell

“Lisa and Nicola are fantastic, so kind, sympathetic, understanding and just simply wonderful at listening. Ladies yous should be so proud of how amazing yous both are at your jobs.Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Michelle x”

Louise Deas

“I would highly recommend this service to anyone going through difficulties coming to an agreement. I was made to feel at ease and that someone was happy to take the wheel for a while”

Rachel Isherwood

“Made to feel comfortable throughout the whole mediation process. The virtual meetings were brilliant. the team were great from start to finish.”


“Using Zoom is a fantastic way to mediate. Nicola was brilliant and made me feel at ease. Very professional service.”

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