If you are thinking about petitioning for a divorce or making an application to the court at the moment, you might wish to take legal advice as to any other options available to you to try and resolve matters first.
Government cut backs in the public sector mean it is now more expensive and takes longer for a court to deal with a financial application within divorce proceedings. Mediation can be a a significantly cheaper and quicker way to resolve financial issues
Government cut backs in the public sector have had an impact on family cases. It now takes longer and is more expensive to resolve a case through the court system. People are increasingly looking to “keep it out of court”. Increasingly, former couples are turning to mediation as a way of resolving the issues arising from their separation (including financial and children).