Mansfield: 01623 706020
Nottingham: 0115 7043388
Chesterfield: 01246 386322

Why Mediate?

Divorce and Separation is a difficult and distressing time for all concerned, especially where there are children involved. Family Mediation offers a way to amicably discuss arrangements that work for your family.

Our expert Family Mediators follow the Resolution code of practice, providing impartial support to separating families.

Free initial telephone information

Our 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. Please call your preferred office below for a no obligation, initial discussion or email and we will call you back.

  • Chesterfield: 01246 386322
  • Derby: 01332 973800
  • Mansfield: 01623 706020
  • Nottingham: 0115 8384777

What is mediation?

Mediation is a process that assists separating families in discussing issues that are important to them in a constructive and positive manner.

During Mediation sessions, a professionally trained and independent Mediator will help you establish arrangements on various issues, such as:

  • Parenting arrangements
  • Child maintenance
  • Finances and property disputes
  • Grandparents contact with children
  • Mediation for unmarried parents

During the Mediation process, no one is forced to do anything they do not want to do, thus allowing you to stay in control of a situation.

What are the benefits of Mediation?

Mediation is viewed by the Courts as a beneficial way of exploring the options available to separating families, without damaging relationships or pursuing costly Court Proceedings. The process is also much quicker than that of any litigation process.

An additional benefit to engaging in Mediation is the manner in which the more negative and destructive aspects of disputes can be managed. Often disputes bring with them heightened emotions, but Mediation allows for parties to discuss their issues in an amicable fashion with guaranteed neutrality of the Mediator.

Mediation can help with communication

Experience has shown that offering mediating parties the ability to manage communication and emotional conflict provides them with the best forum to explore and reach the outcome which satisfies their needs, and which itself often comes from understanding why they have come to the point that they are in their relationship, whether this is domestic, work place or a business scenario.

How do mediators help?

The aim of Mediation is to empower and support the parties in taking responsibility for exploring the difficulties which have arisen. With the assistance of the Mediator, and any relevant support services, the parties identify an outcome and solution which is mutually acceptable, and which potentially supports the parties in their future communication.

Our professional Mediators are trained in managing these difficult aspects for the parties and, wherever possible, achieving strategies to address, negate or even overcome them.

How we can help

Our specially trained team of 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 or email you back.

  • Chesterfield: 01246 386322
  • Derby: 01332 973800
  • Mansfield: 01623 706020
  • Nottingham: 0115 8384777

Mediation helped put my sons needs first and mediator gave us tools to make him comfortable and for us to care for him the same. The mediator was lovely and easy to talk to

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