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If you decide to use mediation you would both meet with the mediator – an independent, neutral third party – who can help you both talk things through and reach agreement. The meetings usually last for an hour and a half and the number of sessions you will need will depend on the issues you need to sort out.

The mediator remains impartial and doesn’t give advice on your individual position to either of you – so Resolution mediators will always recommend that you each obtain legal advice alongside the mediation process.

On the Family Mediation Council website, you can narrow your search for Resolution mediators which meet any of the following criteria:

  • Provides Mediation, Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAM)
  • Provides mediation funded by legal aid
  • Qualified to see children in mediation

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