I know, it's mad isn't it. That was via contact law from this website. But I guess we all know of people who charge over the odds in a divorce. I can't believe how much I've spent achieving very little.
I would think twice about mediation. personally i found it extremely painful to sit in the same room as my husband and listen to him talking about buying a house with his girlfriend.
yes it does give you the chance to get a rough idea about what happens financially but none of it is legally binding and our circumstances have changesd since we did ours so it was a waste of time. Also i live in north east and we had 5 sessions which were dragged out often with 8 weeks between each session. very stressfull. if i had my time again i wouldnt have bothered with it. But that is only my persional view , i think others find they benefit from it.