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Long Distance Mediation

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28 Jun 08 #29490 by D_S
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Has anyone else tried this or is it just impossible?

My stbx has a job interview in another part of the UK and if she gets it (likely) then we will be too far apart to attend mediation at the same place.

We would like to agree a Consent Order through mediation as we are agreed on the divorce.

Is this feasible or should we just attempt to resolve it via email?

Thanks

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30 Jun 08 #29707 by D L
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Hi there

I have not heard of long distance mediation, but I dont see why it cant take place, considering we can even do telephone court hearings now!

Here is a link to the National Family mediation Service - if they cant help they might be able to point you in the right direction:

www.nfm.org.uk

The other option you can consider is solicitor mediation - it is the same as ordinary mediation, but run by a solicitor, and would give you a bit more of a legal run though. Resolution can give you a list of solicitor mediators, and they should be able to assist with one that can undertake it via telephone.

Finally, mediation does come at a cost - if you think you can resolve it via email perhaps you should try that first of all.

Amanda

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