Divorce: Mediation should help married couples split up

The BBC is reporting that new rules on mediation come into effect in England and Wales on 6 April 2011. The rules make it obligatory to consider mediation by attending a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting.

Katie O’Callaghan comments:

In a divorce or separation, an independent mediator will assist the parties to reach agreement about arrangements regarding children and money….You should note though that mediation is not a forum to attempt reconciliation.

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