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What is the Point of Mediation?

The aim of mediation is not to try to rescue a failing relationship. The mediator’s role is to provide independent, professional support to help you and your ex work towards an agreement about issues like the arrangements for your children or sorting out what to do about your property, savings, pension or debts.

Some people find that mediation is quicker and less expensive than going to court. In any case, if you are thinking of asking for the Court’s help to sort out any challenges, the judge will usually ask you to consider mediation first. This means that mediation offers a win-win route – either you attend and find that you can agree or narrow issues or you can show that mediation is not viable for your problem and you need the help of the Court.

Mediation is free for people who qualify for legal aid.

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