Family mediation is a time to look at the children’s needs as they move to a very different and often difficult situation. Family mediation is way to ensure that both parents respect each other in front of the children and to continue to jointly make decisions for their welfare.
Family mediation includes a confidential and comprehensive look at all the aspects of the financial information as these will be needed for the mediation agreement.
At present family mediation is voluntary but is regarded as the best way to proceed. Mediation agreements are given to a couple’s respective solicitors as a basis for a separation agreement. It is important to note that a mediation agreement is not legally binding unlike a separation agreement.