Fixing Broken Hearts with Family Mediation

Valentine’s Day is usually a time for love, right? Well, sometimes the reality of relationships isn’t quite so picture-perfect as the photos on the front of the greeting cards suggest. For some couples, Valentine’s Day celebrations are long forgotten, and instead of roses and chocolate, separation papers and custody agreements become the order of the day.

I know, “mediation” doesn’t exactly scream romance, but it is the best method for sorting out any financial or childcare arrangements with your ex. It’s a safe space where, with the help of a trained mediator, you and your ex can work together to build a post-relationship situation that works for everyone.

So, how does mediation work? The mediator acts as a neutral party, helping you navigate the emotional minefield of separation. They’ll listen to your concerns, explain the options you have, and help with discussions about anything that you and your ex may not agree on. This can include your child arrangements, your finances or both.  You get to be in control of the decisions for your family, not a judge!

Mediation is often quicker and cheaper than going to court. It can save you a lot more money and time allowing you to  focus on moving on and rebuilding your lives. We can offer you a £500 voucher towards your mediation sessions (if it involves childcare arrangements) or you may be entitled to legal aid. You can find out more here. Imagine: instead of shelling out for lawyers and court fees, you could be treating your kids (and maybe yourself) to a fun weekend getaway, creating positive memories instead of legal paperwork.

And the best part? By reaching amicable agreements through mediation, you avoid the emotional and financial burden of long courtroom battles.We know that children thrive when parents co-parent effectively, and attending mediation can be the first step in improving the relationship with your child’s other parent.

So, this Valentine’s Day, why not give family mediation a chance? It might not be the traditional Cupid’s arrow, but it can certainly hit the mark of a happier, healthier future for you and your family. Remember, love comes in many forms, and sometimes, the greatest act of love is creating a peaceful separation that can help you and your family move on from conflict.

Get in touch with our mediation team on 01429 869 247 or email us at