Sudden closure of mediation service
Mystery surrounds the closure of a mediation service in Ashford, which has shut its doors for the final time.
Accessible Family Mediation in Bank Street has been helping families in the borough with domestic separations, and if necessary, court costs for more than 20 years.
The service, run by family law specialist Charles Tressider, offered support and legal advice to people experiencing relationship breakdowns.
The website states: “We offer clients a way of reaching mutual legal agreements whilst avoiding the stress and expense that rela- tionship breakdowns can often cause.
“We provide a confidential and relaxed environment using straight forward language and face to face communications to help you on your way to building a new life.”
But the service has now been listed ‘permanently closed’ and it is understood Mr Tressider has retired.
Families experiencing difficulties can still get help from Kent Family Mediation, which is based in Sittingbourne but offers services from the Gateway Centre, in Ashford.