A divorce or separation is never easy, however well the separating parties get on. Very often the high emotions will mean that one or both parties become awkward over issues to do with money and how much – or if and when – a parent should see the children.

The reasoning for any particular stance taken by a party often has little to do with their legal rights and everything to do with how they are feeling – hurt, angry, let down.

Court proceedings often mean the feelings spiral out of control as each party becomes more entrenched. If parties can’t agree and a court hearing has to take place:

  • It will take many months of uncertainty to get a decision.
  • The parties will become more aggrieved and upset as time goes on.
  • The costs will keep building up and leave less money to argue about.


Common types of family law mediation include:


Mediation will help in the event that parties find themselves unable to resolve their differences. All of us at Shapiro Mediation are here to help calmly resolve your situation with the utmost care for your family and your children.


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