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Is mediation suitable for you?

Family mediation is a way of helping families resolve disputes about children or financial matters away from the courts.

It is a voluntary process where family members can meet safely in the presence of a family mediator to discuss disputes over finances or children.  The family mediator is trained to help people try and resolve their disputes without having to use the court.  The family mediator is impartial and independent, so does not take sides or tell people what they should do to sort out their problems. 

Mediation does not aim to help people get back together, but to help them manage their future better.  Mediation is unlikely to be suitable if there has been domestic abuse or violence between you and the other person.

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Do you have issues that you cannot agree on and resolve between yourselves?

You are not divorcing, separating or dissolving a civil partnership – nor are you thinking about doing these things – and you don’t have any problems about children. Mediation is not suitable for you.

If you have any problems about family, debt, benefits and tax credits, housing, employment or education, call Gurkha Free Legal Advice on 08001 225 6653 (local rate) and an operator will help you.

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