Before separating, you may never have heard of Mediation. This important process is demystified in this section with articles clarifying what Mediation is, what happens in a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) and how to write Parenting Plans.  Mediation supports the key challenge in separation and divorce – communication, with one author describing mediation as putting “a break in the spiral of conflict”. Having a third person can help couples to discuss difficult topics, to behave non-defensively and to think about the long term.

Dr Anghard Rudkin Child Clinical Psychologist at the University of Southampton.

All the articles written in this section are written by experienced professionals many of them experts in their field.

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