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Some people agree how to divide their money and property easily, but for others it can be quite difficult and stressful. You can work out how you want to do this directly, use a solicitor to act on your behalf or use mediation to help you make decisions in a way that reduces conflict and cost.

You might have tried to talk together to reach a solution but find that one or both of you have become upset or angry and the discussion ends up going round in circles. If you decide that mediation is right for you, you will be encouraged to solve problems in a co-operative rather than confrontational way to reach an agreement that you both feel is fair.

The types of things people discuss can include:

  • What happens regarding the family home.
  • Housing needs for the whole family.
  • What to do about pensions.
  • What to do about debt.

Mediation is about making positive agreements so that you can move on with your life.

"Our mediator did a tremendous job and acted impartially. You all do a great job"

"My husband and I were at total gridlock. We were able to use the experience of mediation to come to an agreement - wonderful"

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