Mediation is a process that helps couples who are separating to sort things out. The central goal of mediation is to support you in resolving things to disentangle your relationship and make sound and long-lasting arrangements for your future.
An independent and professionally trained mediator will help you to focus on the issues that need to be resolved in a constructive and non-confrontational way, will encourage you to listen and to work together to reach a consensus on the things that matter to you.
This is not easy, as the breakdown of any relationship is hard and emotionally you are likely to be feeling emotions of anger, loss, hurt and rejection. However hard, mediation is a process that helps you to jointly try and work out solutions so that you are both able to move forward, whilst avoiding the stress, delays and exorbitant cost and conflict of court proceedings.
Mediation will be quicker, and far less expensive and far less conflictual than the court process and the decisions made will be in your hands.
Click here for more information about the benefits of mediation and how to access the Mediation Voucher.
During Family Mediation Week there will be free events about how family mediation can help if you are separating.