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Mediation for Parenting Agreements

We have a team of specially trained Mediators who are experienced in all matters regarding Mediation for Parenting Agreements.
Our Mediation team appreciate the breakdown of a relationship is a difficult and distressing time for all concerned, and because of this, you will receive expert impartial support from our trained mediators.
When going through separation, sometimes the hardest part is how to discuss and negotiate the most suitable arrangements which meet the needs of your children. Often both parents will want to establish a way to see their children on a regular basis, and when parents work together, this can be possible.

Free initial telephone information

Our specialised Family Mediation team are here to take the worry off your hands. We provide a free initial telephone options appointment to see how we can assist in your circumstances, regardless of where you are based. Please call your preferred office below for a no obligation, initial discussion or email and we will call you back.

What is Mediation for Parenting Agreements?

Mediation to establish Parenting Agreements, is a process, whereby a professionally trained Mediator is able independently and impartially to facilitate clear communication between parties, allowing yourself and your ex, to explore options relating to your children. This provides an opportunity for parents establish mutually acceptable arrangements on various issues, such as:

Mediation is a voluntary and preferred process option of the Courts. It is designed to enable parents to continue making decisions for their children in a cooperative manner. Parents cannot be forced into an arrangement. Parents remain in control of their family outcome.
A Mediator will manage, support and help inform parents make decisions for the benefit of their child/ren. Our specially trained Mediators provide a safe environment for parents to hear and to be heard ,to discuss and explore options, to establish arrangements, which work for each individual family. Arrangements made in a mediation process may be set out in a Memorandum of Understanding incorporating the proposed parenting plans.

How does it work?

The great thing about the process of Mediation for parenting arrangements, is that it can be tailored to suit your needs, availability and preference. There are numerous ways in which a Mediation session can take place, such as:

What are the benefits of Mediation?

The Mediation process is a beneficial way of exploring different options in order to work out which will be the best option for you, your partner and children.
Mediation sessions take place in a confidential and non-judgemental environment to ensure families feel safe to discuss their problems and anxieties freely, allowing them to make arrangements for the future.
The sessions allow for both parties to come to an amicable agreement regarding, parenting and financial arrangements and their children.

Mediation can be Free for those who are eligible.

How we can help

Our specially trained Family Mediators are able to provide impartial support during what may be a difficult and distressing time.
The level of help you would like from us is entirely up to you. Our team members all have experience of helping people at difficult times in their lives and we are committed to delivering to you a professional and confidential service.


Our specially trained Mediators are able to provide impartial support across the country, using remote platforms.
In addition, we have a network of offices based in: Chesterfield, Nottingham, Mansfield and Derby.

How to make contact

Our team are on hand to help you and can assist wherever you are based. Please call us for a no-obligation, initial discussion or email and we will call you back.

“Thanks so much for my appointment today. You really put me at ease. I wasn’t really sure what to expect with the Skype call. It was so easy to set up and so quick.Thank you again for all your support”

The Law Society
Resolution Mediator
Family Mediation Council Badge
Midlands Dove are Accredited Family Mediators
Midlands Dove have been accredited the Family Law Advanced Badge