What does a Family Mediator do?

We will try to help you and your ex partner or spouse to discuss the issues that need to be resolved whether that is around arrangements for your children or a financial settlement and find a solution which is acceptable to both of you.  We do not take sides or say who is right or wrong, although we can suggest some options. We help you to restore communication between you so that you can resolve any problems in the future yourselves. 
This is in contrast to the Court process, which tends to heighten tensions between the parties and makes it very difficult to have any kind of relationship as parents in the future.