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20 Mar 11 #258687 by dermot49
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i asked my wife to go to mediation to discuss contact (she wants to discuss finances) and made appts with two mediation places. the first place gave us seperate appointments and she failed to attend hers, the second one is a solicitor and she went last week, i have said ill pay because i am desperate to have a written agreement in place.
anyway the solicitor phoned me and offered a joint appointment. i asked to speak to her seperatley before hand and she gave me 15 minutes later negotiated to 30.
i thought it was usual practice to see people seperatley at the start and then joint sessions. i am also frightened that i wuill now come across as abrasive in asking for the individual session? any comments would be gratefully received.

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21 Mar 11 #258835 by dukey
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Ideally mediation is with both, individual appointments are of little use for most, you have to remember the mediator is working for you both unlike a solicitor that works for a single client.

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