Mediation is a series of round-table meetings with your spouse or partner and a mediator. The mediator remains impartial throughout, whilst providing a calm, controlled environment in which your voice may be heard. The mediator will not advise you or take sides, but will assist you in thinking about and discussing areas on which you both need to reach agreement.
It is always helpful to see a solicitor prior to starting mediation so that you can discuss your rights and entitlements with them. Also following meditation sessions, you can obtain their advice in respect of any negotiations and proposals that have taken place during mediation, in preparation for your next session.
If you are able to reach an agreement in mediation, the mediator will draw up a Memorandum of Understanding which your solicitor can then convert into a legal agreement that can be sent to the court for approval.
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