Mediation is a way of sorting out finances and/or arrangements for the children after a separation, where you and your partner work with a mediator to try to resolve those issues. The mediator is neutral and will not take sides. He or she can provide information about the court process and the judicial system and explain the law.
Most couples need between three and six mediation sessions to come to a set of proposals.
This can be a very cost effective way of resolving things as the couple are paying for one person’s time during the mediation sessions, rather than each paying solicitors separately.
It is never too late to start mediation, even if court proceedings are already underway.
Separating couples who want to issue an application for a court to deal with financial remedies linked to their divorce or differences over children have to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before they can use the court process, unless specific exemptions apply to them. At the MIAM, the mediator will tell the couple about mediation, collaborative law and other amicable methods of resolving matters.
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