Ioanna Lagoumidou is an accredited mediator.
She is included in the list of mediators of the Ministry of Justice, as well as in the list of mediators of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Having completed postgraduate studies in Negotiations at the Economic University of Athens (Diploma in Negotiations) she has the special skills, necessary for successful mediations. She has attended various seminars concerning mediation. Her legal knowledge and her long experience as a lawyer are a guarantee for a successful mediation.
What is Mediation
Mediation is a new institution in our country, nevertheless it is a “civilized solution” as far as the settlement of conflicts is concerned. It is possible to solve a private issue without going to court; before the commencement of a trial or during the trial. The parts that are in conflict contact the mediator, who – through a certain flexible process- helps the parts to find a solution to their conflict. Moreover the mediator helps them to extend, if they wish so, their relationship, starting a new type of relationship, commercial or business, or by smoothing in all extents all types of issues, in the family or business sector.
What is the validity of the agreement?
The process concludes with an agreement, signed by both parties. Then the Mediator, if he is instructed to do so by any of the parties, files this agreement at the Court of First Instance of the area where the Mediation took place. In this way, the agreement can be enforced.
The cost of the mediation procedure is considerably lower than the costs of the respective court procedure. The time needed for the solution of the disputes through mediation, varies from a few hours to a few days.
Mediation can be included with a certain clause in the contracts.
“Each conflict concerning any dispute that can be arisen concerning any matter of the present contract (namely concerning the validity, the interpretation, the implementation or non-implementation, the cancellation etc.) will be solved through Mediation”.
- SETTELEMENT OF DEBTS – BANK LOANS AND CARDS
- BANK CODE OF ETHICS
- Settlement of personal bank loans
- Settlement of business
- bank loans
Family issues that can potentially be solved after the couple breaks up, through mediation are:
Α) child maintenance payments
Β) disputes on the property acquired during the wedding,
C) settlement of the family home
D) issues regarding commonality
Mediation can be the golden solution for the settlement of conflicts that can be achieved through the two parts’ decisions rather than through decisions imposed by others.
In addition, for family issues that cannot be definitely resolved through mediation (such as the divorce), the procedure through the guarantee of neutrality of the mediator, as well as the guarantee for privacy, can be the settlement of the conflicts of the two sides and the preparation of an environment that can lead to a “smooth” procedure at court.
Family mediation takes place in neutral premises, usually requires 2-4 meetings (sessions) at a distance of at least one week. The duration of each meeting is of about 2 hours with common and private meetings with the mediator. A characteristic of family mediation is that we have more common meetings than private ones. The parts, with the help of the mediator and through mediation, are aided in order to focus not on the points that separate them with the ex-spouse but at the needs of their children.
In cases of cross-border family conflicts (mixed marriages, illegal detention of a child in another country, child abduction) mediation becomes possible through the Legislative basis of a) Brussels Regulation ΙΙ: 2201/2003 article 55, paragraph 2 , element e’ and b) the Hague Convention 1980 (article 7, par. 2, element c’) that provide for and enforce the cross-border collaboration of authorities for “agreements between beneficiaries of custody who seek mediation…”.