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Family Mediation

Family Mediation

Almost always, problems are best solved when people talk. But sometimes you need a helping hand. When relationships end or there are disagreements, emotions can run high and talking face-to-face can seem like the hardest thing to do. Sometimes you need help to get the talking started and focus on what really matters to you and your family. That’s where mediation comes in.


Family mediation is a way of helping families or couples to reach agreements and resolve conflict. This could be due to separation or divorce, or perhaps inheritance or may other family-related reasons. It is an increasingly popular alternative to asking the court to make decisions about family issues.

Family mediators are trained to work with people whose relationships have broken down and have experience in specific family-related issues enabling them to give you information about all the options available to you. Family mediation can be done face to face or online depending on what you feel more comfortable with. A mediator will identify those issues you can’t agree on and help you to try and reach an agreement. Mediators have helped hundreds of thousands of families to agree on financial arrangements after separation and to find a way to parent their children cooperatively after separation. The process is less stressful and significantly quicker than going to court and can save you money. Legal aid is available if you are financially eligible.

Find a Mediator

For information on family mediation and contact details for local qualified family mediators, visit:

The Family Mediation Council (FMC) is a not for profit organisation similar to the CMC but they specialise maintaining a professional register of family mediators.

Go to the FMC site