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Mediation helps couples deal with issues that arise when they separate. A mediator is trained to help the couple sort out the financial matters and the arrangements for the children using face to face meetings with the couple.
The mediation process is completely confidential and the timescale and outcome of the sessions are governed by your individual needs. The mediator will meet with both you and your partner to identify the issues that need resolving and also to establish if mediation is appropriate for you. The mediator is impartial and cannot take sides, so mediation is a good opportunity for you to have open and honest discussions with your partner and try and reach an agreement.
Mediation tends to help keep costs to a minimum and allows you and your partner to reach your own agreement.
The head of the family team Mahie Abey is a trained family mediator and would be happy to answer any questions you may have about the mediation process if it is something you and your partner would like to try.
Alternatively, if a different mediator is used, we can be there for you to advise you during the mediation process to ensure the agreement you reach in mediation is fair. Once you and your partner have reached an agreement at mediation, we can draw this up into a legally binding document for you both to sign.