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Mediation

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02 Jun 11 #271105 by Ver12
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What happens if i say no to mediaton last year i offered mediation to my wife she sent all letters back to my solicitor marked gone a way, so this year i started a diy divorce and went straight to the courts, she has now actknoledged but now she wants to go to mediation, i am inclind to say no is this wise

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03 Jun 11 #271231 by TBagpuss
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mediation would be about finances or issues relating to the children, so the fact that you've now started divorce proceedings isn't a reason not to try it.

I wouldsuggest that you at least go to the initial sesion - it may help you to come to a settlmetn, or at least narrow down the issues, and if it doesm is likely to be a lot cheaper than fighting through the court.

if she was sending back letters unopened she may not even have known that you weer proposing mediation, or what it was.

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03 Jun 11 #271292 by Ver12
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No children only a short marridge 4 years she bought nothing into the marridge only her personal things, she left for no reason other than she wanted space, I owned my own home and buiness befor we met, now she wants half of everything, she is now with someone new who she was seeing before she left she nos i will give into her if I see her I have said I would let the courts decide how much she can have if anything.

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03 Jun 11 #271349 by NellNoRegrets
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She's not entitled to half of everything. I'd try mediation first, if you let the courts decide it will cost more and take longer. If she's willing to go to mediation you might be able to sort things out with less acrimony.

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