Stone King offers free advice to separating couples

By Anita Jaynes on 10 January, 2017

Bath law firm Stone King is offering free mediation information sessions to those facing New Year separation as an alternative to painful court disputes following separation.

The firm’s family law and mediation team is offering free half-hour appointments to coincide with Family Mediation Week, which runs from January 23rd to 27th.

Organised by the Family Mediators Association, the aim is to enable separating couples to learn about the benefits of mediation and how it can help them resolve issues amicably. All appointments must be pre-booked in advance with Stone King.

Lawyer Rebecca Eels, who is one of four specially trained family mediators at Stone King, said: “Sadly January is traditionally a time when large numbers of people take stock of their lives and decide to call time on their relationships. All too often the split is acrimonious with children caught in the middle.

“Family mediation can help couples resolve issues regarding their children, as well as important financial matters involving pensions, maintenance and property, without resorting to the courts.

“We are also trained to speak to children if parents agree so that couples can take their views on board when making crucial decisions about their family’s future.

“Mediation is therefore much less adversarial and often less costly than getting the court to decide, and provides solutions that are likely to be longer lasting for all the family.”

To book your free family mediation appointment with Stone King phone Rebecca Eels or John Brownrigg on 01225 324470 or email

Pictured above: Stone King’s Rebecca Eels