Mediation is a tool to resolve conflict following family separation, family breakdown or divorce and assists parents in reaching agreement including child support and child access.
I have assisted many couples to reach agreements that were mutually acceptable.
In my own research I have found that there is a lack of awareness of the benefits of mediation particularly by co-habiting parents and this was also found in Glover, 2008 research.
(Glover J. 2008, Mediation in a family court Setting: Does it work? Child Care in Practice, 14:3, 293-310)