Mediation is very important and can be extremely helpful and cost-effective.
Mediation can help both parties to resolve difficulties regarding arrangements for children and even financial and property matters. We can provide information on Mediation, make a referral on your behalf or provide information on other dispute resolution services that may be available to assist you. Legal Aid may also be available to you, provided you meet the means and merits test which we can discuss with you.
It is also a requirement that parties attend mediation before they can make an application to the court for a Child Arrangement Order or a Financial Remedy Order.
There are some exemptions to this rule. We can assist you with the referral process.