About Us


Who are we?

Since 2011, our experuence team have been supporting separated and separating or divorcing parents across the Tees Valley area, including Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Darlington and East Durham.

Being part of the Changing Futures North East organisation, our aim is to help families strengthen their relationships and help ex-partners become good co-parents. We put people before profit.

Based on The Headland, we can offer you the choice of face-to-face appointments in Hartlepool or Middlesbrough, or digitally through Zoom, enabling you to choose which fits best for you. Our team of experienced mediators are accredited by the Family Mediation Council We provide both private and Legally Aided Mediation

All of our Mediators have many years of experience in dealing with both child contact arrangements and property and finance matters.

We understand that separation can be a very distressing time for both adults and children and aim to minimise the stress and anxiety by offering a prompt and professional service to help you reach agreements as quickly as possible without spending money on court fees.

 
"I'm so glad I decided to try mediation. It has saved me a lot of money, and things are more amicable with my ex. I get to see my daughter a lot more, thanks to Tees Valley Mediation"
 - Chris, former mediation client

 

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a process where two people can meet in a safe, neutral place to talk about and negotiate any issues following on from their separation or divorce.

This could be:

  • Arrangements for the children.
  • Issues around property and finance.
  • What happens to the house we shared?
  • What about our savings and other assets What about our debts?
  • Mediation is a process where two people can meet in a safe, neutral place to talk about and negotiate any issues following on from their separation or divorce.

The Government is encouraging people to try mediation before going to court. The government are offering £500 towards family mediation costs. You can read more about the scheme here.

Sometimes, court is the only solution to certain circumstances. Our mediators can help inform you on your options and arrange the documents you will need to apply for court. Learn more here

Why should I use Tees Valley Mediation?

  • Flexibile around you and your schedule
  • Friendly and impartial
  • Professional and highly experienced mediators
  • Excellent knowledge around child, property and financial matters
  • Provider of private and legally aided mediation
  • Accredited by the Family Mediation Council
  • We put people, not profits first