Mediation vs a court battle – the same old misinformation trotted out yet again
This time it’s a Ministry of Justice press release, out today. If you don’t do the sensible thing and go to mediation when you get divorced, you face a court battle. Wrong wrong wrong. Most disputes over finances or children are sorted out amicably by correspondence between specialist family law solicitors (like me – I declare my interest). No court battle. Sensible, arm’s-length negotiation. No stressful face-to-face meetings. Time to think. Works well and needn’t cost a fortune. Been working well for years. Never gets a mention when mediation is being plugged as the answer to all your divorce problems. Shame.