Family mediation provides a safe, confidential space where you can speak directly to each other about your concerns and needs, with the guidance of a professional mediator who doesn’t take sides. The mediator helps you to reach your own agreement over the practical arrangements for your separation.
Most people who start mediation will reach agreement without having to go to court. In Court a Judge makes the decisions. In mediation you can stay in control and you won’t have to agree anything you’re unhappy with.
Sorting out practical decisions in the chaos of a separation can be overwhelming. These feelings are normal but they make it difficult to sit down and have a constructive conversation about where everyone will live, how much time you’ll each spend with the children and how to divide your belongings up. Mediators can help by ensuring you are both listened to, heard and can look at the issues in a different way.