Bedford - Focus Mediation
Why choose Focus Mediation in Bedford?
If you are looking for help with separation or divorce, and you live in or around Bedford, you have come to the right place.
Mediation is the new way to approach divorce and separation. Instead of fighting over your children, you can discuss how best to share your parenting so the kids don’t lose out. Instead of worrying about how you are going to manage financially, you can take a critical look at your budgets and sort out a plan that makes it possible for you both to go forward.
You may need your solicitor’s advice on your proposals, and he or she will need to draft your Consent Order. But your Focus mediator will help you negotiate the settlement that best suits you both, thereby speeding up the process and dramatically cutting your costs. Focus works fast and effectively to help you sort everything out. Our mediators work full time on family mediation: they are family mediation specialists who have mediated for hundreds of couples – and it shows.
Focus Mediators in Bedford
Mary Banham-Hall FMCA is a member of the Family Mediators’ Association and also of Resolution, so she is committed to a constructive and less adversarial approach to resolving family disputes. Mary’s Resolution accreditation in Advanced Financial Provision (substantial or complex cases and pensions) equips her to handle the most difficult cases - often helping clients save tens of thousands of pounds in tax, as well as protecting valuable final salary pensions.
Mary was one of the first 100 Collaborative Lawyers in the country and has resolved many divorces in this way.
Mary Banham-Hall FMCA
Suzy Ashworth FMCA qualified as a family law solicitor in 2002 after reading Law at Cambridge and completing a postgraduate degree in legal research at Oxford. As a solicitor, she worked in a magic circle City firm and in a large national firm. She became a family law mediator in 2011 and also has qualifications in counselling and executive coaching. She is a member of Resolution and the College of Mediators, and became a Professional Practice Consultant able to supervise other mediators in 2016.
Suzy’s mediation practice focuses on enabling clients to make decisions that will lead to lasting, practical and tolerable arrangements, and helping parents to build co-operation skills to serve their children’s best interests, with a firm focus on the future. Suzy currently mediates in Bedford.
Suzy Ashworth FMCA
Elaine Clarke FMCA is a lawyer, working for Focus Mediation as a family mediator. She is based in Bedford. Elaine has been mediating for 19 years and her practical, friendly approach has helped many couples in the area.
A member of Resolution and the Family Mediators Association, Elaine is committed to helping her clients find their own path through difficulties of separation and divorce. She says “I believe with the help of a mediator, separating couples can make their own arrangements for separating, rather than battling through the courts. This is much better for them and their families, as well as being quicker and costing less, both financially and emotionally”
Elaine Clarke FMCA