Family mediation can be used in a whole range of situations, but the most common issues that are brought to mediation relate to a child or children and to finances and property after divorce or separation.
Here are some of the issues that Novo mediators deal with every day:
- Where children are going to live, and who with
- What arrangements should be made for the child to spend time with a parent they aren’t living with
- Communications between parents
- Handovers and managing things like phone calls, Skype, texts
- Holidays and special days (e.g. birthdays)
- Parenting plans
- Maintenance: who should pay for what, how much and for how long.
- Extended families
- Step-family issues
- Whether a child should relocate to another country, and if so what special arrangements might need to be made to protect the child’s relationship with any family staying in England and Wales.
- What should happen to the family home, including the mortgage or rental agreement, and what should happen to the contents.
- What should happen to any cars.
- What should happen to any bank accounts, building society accounts, or savings.
- What should happen to any pensions.