is a process which helps people who are separating to discuss and agree on the best arrangements for their future. It can be used whether you are married or cohabiting, and works because it is an entirely voluntary choice which allows you to find a solution personally tailored to you and your family’s needs. Mediation can be used for financial matters or children arrangements, or both (‘All Issues Mediation’).
Our Mediators will listen to you to find out what is important to you both, and in the meetings will help you to discuss matters in order to make the best decisions about the way forward for your family.
What are the benefits of mediation?
- Help you to make informed decisions
- Provide a calm and confidential environment in which to talk
- Our mediators are specially trained to guide you in your decisions
- Our mediators are Resolution trained (a specialist national organisation of family law advisers)
Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)
Mediation is a purely voluntary choice. However, if you wish to start Court proceedings in family matters, you must first attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM). This is a confidential meeting on your own, to find out about the various ways in which it can be possible to resolve matters without the use of Court proceedings.