Mediation

Are you going through a separation or divorce?  Mediation can help you and your family to have safe and honest discussions, better understand legal proceedings and move forward with your arrangements.    

Are you going through a separation or divorce? 

Mediation can help you and your family to have safe and honest discussions, better understand legal proceedings and move forward with your arrangements.  

 

What is Mediation?

Mediation allows couples to make arrangements regarding children and/or their finances. You do not have to be going through a divorce to get support, Mediation can work for any couples who share a home, belongings, finances or have children together.

 

People come to mediation for help with things like:

  • Deciding who spends time with the children each week
  • Negotiating important occasions such as birthdays, holidays or Christmas
  • Improving your communication as co-parents
  • Supporting the involvement of other family members in your children’s lives, for example; grandparents
  • Working out your pensions, child maintenance, shared businesses and/or debt
  • Getting more information on how the divorce process works

 

You can come to mediation whether you’re separating right now, or if you have been apart for years – mediation is for any couples, at any stage, for any issue, however big or small.

Mediation exists to support all family members involved, so the Mediator will not take sides and everyone who comes to mediation will be given the same information, making the process as fair as possible.

Book an appointment

We invite both people to attend a session individually with a Mediator.

In this session, you will discuss your situation, learn more about the mediation process and have the opportunity to ask any questions.

If both you and your former partner feel mediation is right for you, your first mediation session will be booked which you should attend together.

In mediation sessions you will discuss arrangements, address any issues and agree how you can move forward. We find most people have between two and four joint sessions.

Anything you discuss and agree will be summarised by the Mediator in writing and provided to you both. This might be a letter via email, or a more formal document to use in legal proceedings.

Have more questions?

Learn more about mediation by looking at some of our frequently asked questions

Mediation FAQs

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