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24 Family Mediation

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1. Introduction

2. What is mediation?

3. Who can use mediation?

4. What can I use mediation for?

5. At what stage can I use mediation?

6. What if my partner is violent or threatening?

7. What if I don’t use mediation?

8. Do I still need a solicitor if I use mediation?

9. Is mediation the same as counselling?

10. What happens in mediation?

11. Is mediation confidential?

12. How long does mediation take?

13. What happens at the end of mediation?

If you and your partner can come to an agreement about matters to do with your relationship breakdown, you will usually get a written summary of the decisions you have both made. This is not a legally binding document and you should still see a solicitor before you commit yourself to a legal agreement or a court order.

14. How much does mediation cost?

15. How do I find a mediator?

16. Further help

17. About this leaflet

This leaflet is published by the Gurkha Free Legal Advice (LSC).

Leaflet Version: August 2008