Divorce and Finances

Mediation is a process used to resolve the financial and practical issues following separation but can also be used to help resolve many other forms of family dispute.

Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process during which we will facilitate conversations and help you explore and decide which option works best for you. At the initial individual meetings (called MIAMs) we will take some background information and review the appropriateness of mediation for you. After that, meetings mostly take place together with your former partner.

The benefits of mediation include improving communication between separating couples, avoiding expensive and stressful court litigation and achieving solutions that work for you and your family.

Our mediators have worked as family lawyers for over 20 years and bring this expertise to the mediation process. We will make sure that you have an understanding of the law and all of the options that may work best for you in your particular circumstances.  There are many ways a solution can be found and by working with us we will facilitate the  so that you are fully informed before reaching a resolution.

We will help you discuss and resolve issues surrounding the financial issues arising out of the breakdown of your relationship. This can include dealing with the divorce or separation process/paperwork, transfer or sale of properties, sharing investments, dealing with a business, pensions, trusts and considering whether child or spousal maintenance may be payable and if so, for how long.

When dealing with financial issues there is an obligation to give full financial disclosure, ensuring that any agreements reached are based on facts so that everyone is fully informed.

During the mediation process it is sensible to seek legal advice on the options we discuss. As mediators we are not able to give both parties legal advice, we have to remain impartial throughout the process.

When proposals for settlement have been reached, we will prepare a without prejudice document called a “Memorandum of Understanding" which can, usually after everyone has received legal advice about its terms, be drafted into a court order to ensure that the agreement becomes legally binding.

facilitate • inform • resolve

Mediation offers a place for you to talk calmly and confidentially about the issues, helping you work together to achieve practical solutions for you and your family. 


Get in Touch

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.