There are family mediation services available for parents having relationship problems. They can have relationship counselling and therapy. When parents decide to separate, they can use the pre-court family mediation service. It's a free service.
Pre-court mediation service
This service is available through:
- Family Mediation NI
It can help families adjust to separation and divorce. The service is free.
How family mediation can help
Mediation is voluntary. A neutral mediator works with a couple to identify how separation or divorce will affect the family and to find agreement about:
Support and mediation can help couples develop a better relationship between each other and with their children after the divorce is finalised.
For more information on pre-court mediation services, go to:
This free service is additional to court-directed family mediation which is funded by legal aid or self funding by participants.