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...