Mediation works if you are separated or divorcing – more that 70% of people end up with either a full agreement or agreement on most issues.
Mediation works by helping people focus on the future and finding practical, workable solutions that feel fair. It will help you sort out:
- Your priorities and the first steps to take if the separation is recent
- Arrangements for your children
- Guidelines for having positive communication as co-parents
- Maintenance payments
- Where everyone will live
- How to settle the finances, savings, mortgages, pensions and debts
In mediation you will talk things through with a professional mediator to find solutions that you and your ex can agree on. The mediator supports you by providing information and a framework for constructive discussions.
It is confidential; cheaper and quicker than going to court and most importantly, you stay in control of decision making.
If you are thinking of going to court you must attend a MIAM first – find out more