Helping you through the divorce and separation maze


If you have separated from a partner or you are going through divorce proceedings, you may be on good enough terms with your ex to be able to reach an amicable agreement about finances and arrangements for any children involved.

But sadly it’s not always that straightforward. If you can’t reach agreement with each other and every discussion turns into an argument – or if you can’t talk to each other at all – Black Country Family Mediation can help you to find your way through the legal and emotional maze that family breakdown can create.

Why choose Black Country Family Mediation?

We offer a safe, confidential environment where you can meet on neutral territory to discuss future arrangements for yourself and your family with the help of an impartial third party. Mediators are professionally trained to help people express their views in a positive way, so that they can agree their own plans for the future. Mediators do not judge people or tell them what to do.

Family Mediation is cheaper, quicker and less stressful than going to court, and can help you to find long-term solutions that are in the best interests of you and your family. Mediation can help you to sort out

  • the first steps to take
  • the options available to you
  • arrangements for your children
  • child maintenance payments
  • housing and accommodation issues
  • how to settle finances, savings, joint debts, pensions and mortgages.

Family Mediation can also help grandparents and other family members who are caught up in the emotional turmoil when a relationship breaks down.

Many of the decisions made in mediation can be made legally binding if both people agree to this.

Want to know more?

If you are unsure whether mediation is right for you – or if you just want to know more – it’s best to arrange a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (or ‘MIAM’). This meeting offers you the opportunity to discuss your situation with a mediator so that you can make an informed decision about the best way to make arrangements for the future. There is absolutely no pressure to go ahead with mediation if it’s not the right thing for you, and the mediator will offer you a wealth of information about the different options open to you.