Mediation for Divorce, Separation & Child Arrangements

Resolve Your Family Law Issues Without Going to Court. At McKenzie Friend, we’re here to make talking to your ex-partner easy and effective for better agreements.

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  • Fantastic guy great advice and service been a true friend aswel. Made the whole journey simple and clear to get through felt supported start to end. Genuinely don’t know how I would have got through it without him. Thank you.

    Pete Rowley
  • Brilliant service couldn’t fault mckenzie friends advice and help one bit, really helped me through some very hard times! Absolutely recommend this service to any fathers in custody battles! Honestly would have been lost without the legal advice and help i received from mckenzie friend.

    Jesse James

Our 4-Step Mediation Process

Our mediation process is fair, efficient, and respectful. We make it easy to reach an agreement that works for your family.

Initial Consultation

We’ll meet with both of you individually to understand your needs and concerns. This helps us tailor the mediation process to your specific situation.


Joint Sessions

You’ll discuss key issues with a neutral mediator guiding you towards open communication and compromise for mutually beneficial agreements.


Reaching Agreements

With the mediator’s support, you’ll draft a clear and comprehensive agreement. We ensure it’s legally sound and enforceable if needed.


Settlement Agreement

Once agreements are reached, we’ll ensure your agreements are properly documented and legally enforceable if needed.

How Mckenzie Friend Can Help You

Based in Birmingham, Manchester, and London, our team of experienced independent mediators is here to help you resolve your family law issues through mediation. You’ll receive confidential and impartial service, and we’ll listen and support you at every stage of the process.


We offer a variety of Family Mediation services:


  • Divorce mediation: Help you and your spouse reach an agreement on divorce terms, including child custody, child support, and property division.
  • Separation mediation: Help you and your partner reach an agreement on how to separate, including child custody, child support, and financial matters.
  • Child custody mediation: Help you and your ex-partner create a child custody plan that works for everyone involved.


When is Mediation Right for You?


  • If you’re separating or divorcing and want to agree on your own terms.
  • If you have children and need to resolve custody or other family law issues.
  • If you want to avoid court costs and delays.
  • If you want to maintain a positive relationship with your ex-partner.
  • If you are open to communicating and negotiating.If you are willing to compromise.

Benefits of Mediation with McKenzie Friend

  • Reduce Stress & Save: Avoid court battles and find solutions in a calmer environment, saving you time and money.
  • Control the Outcome: Reach agreements you’re both happy with, unlike judge-imposed decisions.
  • Focus on Children: Prioritize your children’s well-being with a stable and healthy environment.
  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from our skilled mediators who guide you through the process
McKenzie Friend UK for Mediation Services

Why Choose Us For Mediation?

Experienced Legal Team

We offer the expertise of barristers, solicitors, and law students to help you with your divorce proceedings.

Indemnity Coverage

Our £5m professional indemnity cover ensures that you are financially protected in the event of any legal errors or omissions.

Tailored Solutions

We understand that every divorce is unique and provide tailored solutions to meet your individual needs.

ICO Regulated

We are regulated by the ICO, so you can be sure that your data is safe and secure with us.

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frequently asked questions

McKenzie Friend UK for Mediation Services

What is mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary process in which a neutral third party (the mediator) helps two or more people to reach an agreement on a dispute. Mediation can be used to resolve a wide range of family law issues, including divorce, separation, child custody, and child support.

Why should I consider McKenzie Friend for family mediation?

Here are some of the reasons why you should consider McKenzie Friend for family mediation:

  • We offer a free initial consultation, so you can find out more about mediation and how it can help you before you commit to anything.
  • Our mediators are experts in family law, so they can provide you with sound advice and guidance throughout the mediation process.
  • We are committed to providing a fair and impartial service. We will not take sides or try to influence your outcome.
  • We offer a range of flexible pricing options to suit your budget.

Why choose McKenzie Friend mediation over a solicitor?

McKenzie Friend mediation is a faster, more cost-effective, and more confidential way to resolve family law disputes than hiring a solicitor.

What are the costs of mediation in the UK?

The cost of mediation varies depending on the complexity of the dispute and the number of sessions required. However, mediation is generally less expensive than going to court.

How long does mediation take?

It depends on the complexity of the dispute and the number of sessions required. Most mediation cases are resolved within a few sessions. However, more complex cases may require more sessions.

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