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19 Jan 09 #80115 by Butnotnow
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Hi Mezzie, had not thought about that even though I have seen the CAB about a letter I sent to my Ex about trying to increase access so will give them a call. Thanks, Jim

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19 Jan 09 #80121 by Imediate
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A good way to find a mediator around Swindon is to try googling or go to your local Citizens Advice Bureau. (I just looked at Google and got 28,000 references most of which will be useless!)

As it happens, I do know one business that is based in Chippenham, which I don't think is too far away from you. It is called Charter mediation and the web-site is www.chartermediation.co.uk/.

I have no hesitation at all in recommending them, but I have a feeling their fees are at the more expensive end of the spectrum and there will be cheaper options.

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20 Jan 09 #80330 by maggie
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Sounds like mediation should be built in to the Ancillary Relief process - before the First Appointment at court you get two mediation meetings and then choose your route?

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