Mediation provides a safe and constructive environment for you as a couple to work through the consequences of relationship breakdown. The primary purpose is to deal with the practical consequences of separation – where everyone is going to live and how, what the arrangements for the children will be etc.
Mediation helps to reduce hostility and conflict and can improve the chances of long-term positive communication
Typically you will attend two to five sessions (initially separately and then if you both want to mediate, together); where you will be encouraged to explore options to come to a workable agreement that will enable you both to move on.
Mediation is for anyone seeking a less stressful and more constructive way of resolving disputes, family break up etc. Mediation enables people to communicate and cooperate effectively and will assist you to make informed decisions. Children will benefit=t from seeing their parents work through issues
Mediation does not replace legal advice but is much less costly or acrimonious that both parties just using solicitors. Mediators often have a legal background.