Sunday Times 27 February 2011

Sunday Times 27 February 2011

  What the article fails to mention, is that mediation can be combined with specialist financial advice – with mediators and financial advisers together in the same sessions – to sort out the complex pension and asset sharing aspects of a divorce.  However, overall it’s good to see the national press giving more space to mediation as a non-adversarial way through divorce.        ...

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Forcing couples to use divorce mediation?

Well not quite – the new rules coming out in April will make it necessary for divorcing couples seeking legal aid to try mediation before court, and all couples who are unable to sort out their divorce on their own, will be expected to attend mediation consultation sessions at least so they understand how it can help them. I encourage all visitors to Starting Over from divorce Road Shows to talk directly to mediators and to find out what they actually do (some people think they are...

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