Mediation FAQ

 

Here you will find the answers to many frequently asked questions relating to mediation.

What is mediation?

Mediation helps couples going through separation or divorce to work out and agree arrangements for themselves and their children. If these issues can be agreed between you through mediation, it saves the cost of going through a Court to make the decisions for you.

Can Mediators provide legal advice?

Mediators cannot provide legal advice but can provide information about the legal process of divorce and the procedures that the Court follows.

What happens in a mediation meeting?

An appointment can be made with a Mediator either individually or jointly. The Mediator will explore whether mediation will be appropriate to you and acceptable.

Mediation will help you to reach your own agreements, instead of a judge deciding for you. The mediation meetings will help you to come up with your own ideas and solutions to the problems you face arising from separation or divorce.