Family Mediation Works

Mediation is a way of resolving disputes without the need to go to Court or involve solicitors in lengthy negotiations. It is a voluntary and confidential process enabling parties to explain their concerns and needs to each other in the presence of a qualified mediator.  Mediation provides a safe environment, helping to reduce hostility and improving chances of long-term co-operation between family members.

Watch this short video from Family Mediation Week on how mediation helped Suzy.


Divorce & Separation


If you have decided to separate or are getting divorced, we can help you sort out the practical arrangements that need to be made. We offer a friendly environment for you to discuss questions relating to your children and your money.


Finance & Property


Mediation offers a way of resolving those difficult issues about housing and money. Our mediators are able to draw on their legal and financial knowledge to support you through difficult decisions about your financial future.  We can help with your money and property, your home, your debts and your pension.

Thank you very much for helping my husband and I through the process of financial settlement. You provided clarity and fairness to enable us to reach a mutually agreed settlement.

Download an official guide for financial arrangements on divorce or the dissolution of a civil partnership, or visit the advice now website.




Family mediation allows you to make informed decisions about your future, which will have long term benefits for yourself and for your children. It avoids the cost, uncertainty and bitterness of going to court, or of lengthy negotiations between solicitors.

Watch this video of Rachel's Poem from Family Mediation Week


Civil Partnerships


Mediation can help couples who are thinking about separating or ending their civil partnership, to sort out disagreements and reach decisions about money, property and their children. Click on one of the links below to find out more about mediation for civil partnerships.

What can BE discussED?

We can help you decide what to do about:

  • the timing of your separation or the dissolution of your Civil Partnership

  • money, property and pensions

  • your debts

  • your children

  • maintenance payments

  • the way you communicate with your former partner

and many other questions which arise on the ending of your relationship.


Family Relationships


Using practices developed in family therapy, therapeutic mediation aims to reduce conflict by improving communication and understanding. 

It is particularly useful when working with separated parents, when arguments about the arrangements for their children often arise because of the difficulties which the parents have in communicating with each other.   

We are also happy to work with parents and their adult or older teenage children, and with other family members, to help reduce conflict and re-establish better relationships.


What Does Family Mediation Cost?

Our aim is to make our services accessible to as many people as possible regardless of their financial circumstances.

We offer:

  • A free legal aid assessment so that you can find out whether you are eligible for legal aid

  • Legal aid for mediation for those financially eligible

  • Flexible charges according to your financial circumstances

  • Competitive hourly rates

We accept credit and debit card payments.

To find out more or to book a mediation appointment, please contact us on 01242 220601 or click here to find out more about legal aid eligibility.


Advicenow has a very informative guide on the benefits of family mediation after a break up.


Here's another useful guide from advicenow for those who are splitting up but are not married or in a civil partnership.


Skype MIAM Meetings

We can offer the initial MIAM meetings by Skype.

I would like to thank both you and Lucy for such a positive experience, despite the outcome not being as I had hoped. You were both so very kind and I have already recommended your service to a family. One thing I lacked before I came was the understanding/knowledge that I would be treated fairly in this process. It was so positive and the experience very “gentle” and thoughtful.

Read these three poems on the subject of Family Mediation

On Children