Mediation is recommended when parents find it difficult to agree on appropriate arrangements for children following family breakdown. There are several advantages to participating in mediation, such as:

giving you more control over what decisions are taken in relation to children than applying to the courts;

providing a less stressful way to deal with sensitive issues;

Improving communication and helping you to work out future arrangements;

Allowing for easier review and modification of arrangements, as long as they are mutually agreed upon by both parties;

Provide a faster and cheaper way to resolve disputes.