If you are considering divorce or you have already begun, you will need to agree child living arrangements, if you have children and a financial settlement. If you are unable to agree on either or both, then you can either consider seeking the help of a lawyer or you can take the quickest and most cost-effective option of divorce mediation.
For many who choose the legal route through solicitors, they nearly always end up speaking to a family mediator, especially where agreement is not reached. The reason being, is that you will need to attempt mediation, before a court will consider hearing your case. If you are having difficulty reaching agreement over either child living arrangements or finances, then the smart move is to start with divorce mediation, through an accredited family mediator.