During a first meeting, you and your partner will meet with the mediator and outline the issues you need to resolve. You might also talk about how to provide your financial information, fix the date or dates of future meetings and/or raise anything which is of immediate concern to either or both of you . Further meetings will be scheduled at which you may exchange financial information and consider options. The mediator may suggest other help, such as financial advice or support for your children.
Once you have proposals you both find acceptable the mediator will prepare a summary of them together with a summary of the financial information which will be sent to each of you to discuss with your lawyers. After you have both received legal advice and if you are both still happy with the proposals, the lawyers will convert the summary into a legally binding document and carry out any necessary implementation.