Mediation is a voluntary process that numerous separating couples find helpful in dealing with the breakdown of their relationship without resorting to court proceedings. 

Mediation is focused at helping you reach decisions about practical issues that arise on separation, such as finding the best plan for care for your children or the financial arrangements which are most accommodating to both of you. 

The Mediator will sit with both of you in a room and the mediator’s job is to be a neutral facilitator of your negotiations. The mediator does not seek to impose decisions on you. 

People find mediation useful as it does not hand power over to the court for the judge to impose a decision upon you. You jointly make these decisions. Decisions can be made by agreement rather than the decision being forced upon you.