The family mediation a dispute resolution process through dialogue and respect. This process is conducted by a specifically trained professional who does not take sides with either one and who is held to confidentiality.


It concerns:

  • conflicts in the context of separation or divorce
  • parent / adolescent


  • generation conflicts • adoption conflicts as well as in stepfamilies
  • conflicts relating to the family in general, such as heritages


For what purposes? 

  • to overcome the conflict, resume and maintain a dialogue and seek together a satisfactory solution to find a different family organization where everyone has its place.


In the case of separation or divorce, mediation can 

  • lead to agreements about the place where children live, schooling, health issues, recreation, religion, relationships with children but also to consider the distribution of property, the financial participation of each parent in the education of the children and, possibly, the contribution of one spouse to the other. These agreements are in writing on an agreement that can be presented to the competent courts without going through a lawyer.


At what moment ? 

Fees Mediation Manchester makes sense as soon as the conflict emerges.

For situations of separation or divorce, it can take place as soon as the question arises, in the process of separation, before any judicial process or during the legal proceedings, which will then be suspended. Still in the case of separation or divorce, mediation can be undertaken after the judgment, when previous decisions no longer correspond to the current situation. It is also important to always remember the importance of not mixing children with the painful conflict of parents.



Mediation is in principle a voluntary process. The mediator will promote dialogue, in a climate of mutual respect and shared responsibility, with the active participation of each of the two members of the couple. It takes between 3 and 10 sessions of 1h to 1h30 each, usually spaced fortnight.


Namely that a mediation can be ordered by the Court of Minors-TMin or the Court of Protection of Adult and Child-TPAE, and exhorted (recommended) by the Court of First Instance-TPI.


Child, parents: separation or divorce, steps and a lot of emotions

The Department of Justice Canada is leading the creation of two guides on the theme of separation and divorce.


“My parents are separating or getting divorced, what does this mean for me?”

For children, this booklet has two objectives: to help children between the ages of nine and twelve learn some basic notions of family law and give them an idea of what their parents might do when they separate.

It also aims to help children understand that their emotional reaction to their parents’ divorce is

normal. This booklet encourages children to talk about their concerns to people they trust

– their parents, grandparents, uncle, aunt, family friend, neighbor or

their church, synagogue or their mosque.


“Making Plans – A Guide to Parental Arrangements After Separation or Divorce”


How to think about your child first

This guide is for parents. It contains useful information about parenting after

separation and divorce. You can use this guide if you are making parental arrangements under the Divorce Act. “Parental arrangements” are arrangements that parents can make to raise their children after separation or divorce, including arrangements about where children will live, the school they will attend, their religious education, their medical care, extracurricular activities, etc.