3. Get help agreeing
A mediator can help you and your ex-partner agree on how to split money and property, without taking sides.
Mediation isn’t relationship counselling. It can help you agree on how you’ll divide your assets, including:
Check if you can get legal aid for mediation.
What you agree in mediation isn’t legally binding unless you get a solicitor to draft a consent order for a court to approve.
The mediator can decide mediation isn’t right for you (for example, if there’s been domestic abuse and you need to go to court instead).
If you need more help agreeing
- ask a legal adviser about other ways to resolve issues out of court (such as family arbitration or collaborative law)
- find help near you
- contact Citizens Advice to find out about any other help you can get
If you don’t agree on everything
You can ask a court to decide on anything you haven’t already agreed.
You must show you’ve attended a meeting to see if mediation is right for you before applying to a court. You won’t have to in certain cases, for example if there’s been domestic abuse or social services are involved.