Finding a way forward for families

Private and Legal Aid Mediation

RESOURCES

The following resources will give you an idea of the mediation process and help you with some of the financial and emotional aspects of separating.

SUPPORT FOR SEPARATING PARENTS

For help and advice on the legal implications associated with mediation.

SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS

Support and advice for children and young people effected by separation.

ORGANISATIONS AND MEDIATION

For information on organisations and governing bodies in mediation.

LEGAL AND FINANCIAL HELP

Signposting websites for help with the legalities and financial implications of separation and divorce.

SOLICITORS AND LAWYERS

Personally recommended:

Local Solicitors

HOW CAN I HELP?

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What do children want from their parents during separation and mediation?
  • I need both of you to stay involved in my life. Please write letters, make phone calls, and ask me lots of questions. When you don't stay involved, I feel like I'm not important and that you don't really love me.
  • Please stop fighting and work hard to get along with each other. Try to agree on matters related to me. When you fight about me, I think that I did something wrong and I feel guilty.
  • I want to love you both and enjoy the time that I spend with each of you. Please support me and the time that I spend with each of you. If you act jealous or upset, I feel like I need to take sides and love one parent more than the other.
  • Please communicate directly with my other parent so that I don't have to send messages back and forth.
  • When talking about my other parent, please say only nice things, or don't say anything at all. When you say mean, unkind things about my other parent, I feel like you are expecting me to take your side.
  • Please remember that I want both of you to be a part of my life. I count on you both to raise me, to teach me what is important, and to help me when I have problems.