Jenny Franklin Family Mediator

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Mediation is a voluntary process in which couples are helped to explore issues which arise on divorce or separation and to find solutions which meet the needs of their particular family.  This may include considering arrangements for children, housing and financial issues.  Mediation is an alternative to going to court or using lawyers to negotiate a settlement.  It encourages finding a solution together and it can reduce tension and hostility, which is particularly important where there are children.  It is generally a much quicker and less expensive route to settlement.  The issues people need to think about include: