Mediation for Divorce, Separation & Child Arrangements

Considering court for your family law issue? Hearings can be costly, stressful, and impact your family. Here at McKenzie Friend, we offer a more affordable and amicable alternative: mediation.

Our trained McKenzie Friends can guide you through a structured conversation with your ex-partner, helping you reach fair and sustainable agreements on all aspects of your divorce, from finances and property division to child custody.

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What is Mediation?
How a McKenzie Friend Can Help

Feeling overwhelmed by disagreements during separation or divorce? Mediation offers a calmer approach, where a neutral third party helps you and your ex reach agreements on child arrangements, finances, and property. Our McKenzie Friend can be by your side throughout mediation, ensuring you understand the process, have your voice heard, and reach a fair outcome for everyone involved.

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 schedule separate meetings with each of you individually to understand your point of view. This helps us tailor the mediation process to your specific situation.


Joint Sessions

In the follow-up session, 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 well-written, legally sound and enforceable if necessary.


Settlement Agreement

Once agreements are reached, we’ll work with you to ensure your agreements are clearly documented and legally enforceable among both parties, if needed.

How Mckenzie Friend Service 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.
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Why Choose Us For Mediation?

Conflict Resolution Expertise

Our McKenzie Friends excel in mediating disputes of family matters, boasting years of experience in guiding clients through conflicts effectively and amicably.

Accessible & Affordable Services

We believe in making mediation accessible to all. Our services are affordable, ensuring that you can resolve family law issues without the expense and stress of court proceedings.

Tailored Assistance

We understand that every situation is unique, which is why we offer personalised guidance and assistance to address your specific concerns and find solutions that work for you.

Secure & Enforceable Agreements

Don’t leave your agreements to chance. We’ll help you draft well-written documents that are legally sound and enforceable if needed. This ensures peace of mind and a solid foundation for the future.

Save on Legal Fees: Mediate Your Differences Today!

We’re offering a FREE 30-minute consultation (office or video call) to discuss your family mediation case.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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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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Divorce and Separation

Civil Partnerships

Child Custody & Visitation


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Financial Settlements

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