Legal Aid
Legal Aid Agency –

Legal aid eligibility calculator –

Mediation Organisations (national)
The Family Mediation Council –
Resolution – lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes –
Family Mediators Association –
National Family Mediation –

Legal Advice
Resolution – lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Site helps you to find a local solicitor with expertise in family law –
The Law Society –

Counsellors and family therapists (Sheffield area)
Cornerstone –
Syntra relationships –
Solution Focus –
Relate –

Government information
General information –
Tax credit calculator –

Debt guidance

Independent financial advice (Sheffield area)

The Courts and CAFCASS
Ministry of Justice –
Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service provides information for parents and children –

Child Maintenance
Child Maintenance Options – an information source run by the Department for Work and Pensions –
The CSA –

Citizens Advice Bureau

Support Groups

Families Need Fathers –
Gingerbread (support for single parents) –
Shelter (housing advice) –
Mumsnet (discussion and resource website) –
Fatherhood Institute –

Children Contact Centres

St Andrew’s Contact Centre Sheffield –
Yorkshire Children’s Centre –

Action for Children

Just Mediation –

Why Mediation?

What is mediation?

Mediation is a process that helps people sort out the issues that often arise as a result of the breakdown of a relationship. It is different from going to court or using a solicitor to negotiate on your behalf. more...

My solicitor has referred me

Your may have been referred to us by your solicitor for a number of different reasons. Whatever the reason we are here to help you come to a decision. more...

Cost of Mediation

Compared to using a solicitor, mediation is an extremely cost effective way of dealing with the issues that may arise following a separation. You may be eligible for Legal Aid. more...

Benefits of Mediation

Summed in five simple words.

  • Simplicity
  • Speed
  • Creativity
  • Control
  • Communication

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I want to try mediation

You do not need a solicitor to come to mediation. You can contact Focus Family mediation yourself to find out all about mediation before deciding whether you want to go ahead. more...

Child Consultation

Sometimes parents disagree about what is best for their children. One way of dealing with this is for the child or children to become involved in the mediation by talking directly with the mediator. more...

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