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Mediation, an alternative to the divorce court

Mediation, an alternative to the divorce court

The recent Divorced Ireland series click here to read full series in the Irish Times has highlighted the challenges people face in dealing with separation, particularly when children are involved. Faced with the breakdown of a marriage or long-term relationship, many people see court as being the only avenue open to them. Some who embark on a legal process find themselves communicating only through solicitors and working against each other, rather than together.Mediation offers an alternative to this. In family mediation, trained professional mediators assist couples in negotiating the profound changes their family is going through, with a view to reaching an agreement that will work for everyone. Mediation provides a safe space for both parties to identify and talk about...
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