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12 Apr 11 #262921 by wavingnotdrowning1
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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.

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12 Apr 11 #262928 by CM*
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When I was looking a couple of years ago, I favoured sols in Derby. Is that too far for you?

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12 Apr 11 #262943 by bern
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The easiest place to find an affordable mediator is to go to National Family mediation - www.nfm.org.uk

Good question about how do you find a good mediator - ask how many mediations they've actually done.

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12 Apr 11 #262947 by CM*
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CM* wrote:

When I was looking a couple of years ago, I favoured sols in Derby. Is that too far for you?

Oops sorry, post belongs on another thread re mediation.

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13 Apr 11 #262975 by dukey
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mediation is not compulsory but an assessment for mediation is, so thats what you need to ask for and it should cost around £140.

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13 Apr 11 #263022 by CM*
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All that speculating and Googling and dukey solves it in one sentance.:laugh:

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22 Apr 11 #264460 by robinson25
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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.

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