Frequently Asked Questions

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Separation Introduction

Separation mediation is a conversation between two people who have been in some form of relationship which is ending. If you are married, in a civil partnership, or have been cohabiting with your partner and are now separating, we can help you to make arrangements for any joint property, finance and children through mediation. Carry on reading for answers to your marriage mediation questions.

National Family Mediation (NFM) accredited mediators are trained in all aspects of family law, including the specific laws relating to people who have lived together but are not married.

Living together and being married do not amount to the same thing when people separate, however long they have been together. The court will deal with things differently for people who have never been married.

Separation Mediation

Mediation aims to help make decisions for the future about issues affecting you both. So it covers things like parenting, property and money, without the use of courts. Mediation is usually quicker and cheaper than going to court.

If you have any marriage mediation questions, or need help with mediation for separation, please browse this website or call us on 0300 4000 636 .

We offer family mediation without leaving your home. Video conferencing services are now available: to book an appointment click here

Even though a separation may have been expected, marriage and partnerships can be strong bonds, so it’s not surprising that the effect of breaking those bonds can be devastating. You may not have expected it, meant it to happen or have been able to prevent it.

As well as dealing with the emotional impact of divorce or separation, there are also a host of practical issues to think about and decisions to make such as ‘how do we end it, and what do we do about the kids, the money and the family home?’  Read our guide on the things you need to think about first, to help you and your family through this difficult transition.