Family mediation is a way for people who are separating to make their own decisions for their future and their children’s future, with the help of experienced and impartial staff. It is a non-legal way of resolving disputes. The Mediator facilitates discussion between you enabling you to reach suitable and mutually acceptable agreements. You can talk about arrangements for child upkeep, property and financial matters. The aim of mediation is to make a written agreement describing the arrangements you have decided on. Mediation is not counselling, nor an attempt to bring about reconciliation. The National Audit Office recommended the use of a Mediator, reporting that “family dispute…resolved through mediation are cheaper, quicker and, according to academic research, less acrimonious than those are settled through court”. Contact us for information and advice.