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Aims and objectives


2.1          Mediation aims to assist participants to reach the decisions they consider appropriate to their own particular circumstances.

2.2          Mediation also aims to assist participants to communicate with one another now and in the future and to reduce the scope or intensity of dispute and conflict within the family.

2.3          Where a marriage or relationship has irretrievably broken down, mediation has regard to the principles that the marriage or relationship should be brought to an end in a way that

  • minimises distress to the participants and to any children;
  • promotes as good a relationship between the participants and any children as is possible;
  • removes or diminishes any risk of abuse to any of the participants or children from the other participants; and
  • avoids any unnecessary cost to participants.

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