Arrangements for Children

Mediating arrangements for your children

You may no longer be a couple, but both of you will always be parents

 

The end of your relationship can be a particularly difficult and painful time for you and your children.

No matter how the two of you feel towards each other, your children need to know they still have both of you – that you both still care about and love them and that you will both continue to be there for them when they need you.

The way the two of you handle your separation will affect how your children cope with the immediate upset they may feel and how they will fare in the longer term. You may no longer be partners, but you will always be your children’s parents.

Many parents find it difficult to communicate with each other when their relationship as a couple ends. The mediator will help you communicate with each other in mediation and can also look with you at ways of communicating well outside of mediation. Like you, the mediator will focus on your children’s well-being.

The arrangements you will need to discuss and agree together include:

The mediator can help you draw up a Parenting Plan that covers all of these things.

Helpful information for separating parents

There are a number of websites which have helpful information for separating parents, including:

Also see our Useful Links page.

Our Charges

Please see Our Fees page for full details.

Referring Yourself

If you are ready to take the first step towards family mediation please complete our Self Referral form:

Referral Form