Child and Family Mediation (part of Manchester and Cheshire Mediation) was set up by Monica Garvey and Nia Hope. They are highly experienced family mediators, having mediated for in excess of 16 years. Monica was a CAFCASS Officer / Children’s Guardian and Nia was a Matrimonial Solicitor. Their, and their team’s, experience is wide ranging, from very high profile/high worth cases to entrenched court/Social Services referred disputes, including multiparty mediations and cases involving independent experts. Both are trained in Direct Consultation with Children, enabling them to involve the child in the mediation process, if appropriate.
We specialise in cases where there are issues resulting from the breakdown of a relationship, whether that is husband/wife, cohabitees, same sex relationships, grandparents/parents or siblings. We help clients to work out a range of practical issues, for example; arrangements for children such as where they will reside and who they will have contact with how clients can work together as separated parents sorting out finances such as the house, savings, investments, debts, pensions, maintenance, contents of the house etc negotiating inheritance/probate disputes