Resolution statement on BBC's Mr v Mrs: Call the Mediator

Speaking ahead of the first episode’s broadcast, a Resolution spokesperson said:

“Resolution members and their clients will be watching tonight's documentary with great interest, and our hope is that it will demonstrate to the public the benefits that family mediation can bring for many separating families.

“At the same time it is important to remember that there is not a "one size fits all" approach when it comes to mediation, and family separation more generally. Every couple is different and it's vital that anyone going through separation looks at all the options available to them, seeks professional advice where possible, and identifies the right approach in the long term for them and their family - particularly any children involved.

“It's also important to remember that any family separation takes place in the context of a wider legal framework. It's therefore crucial that anyone going through a break up is aware, and is made aware by any professional supporting them, of the legal ramifications of any decisions they may make.

“Resolution members, many of whom practise as mediators and other dispute resolution specialists, will be able to steer you through the process and help ensure that any arrangements made are legally sound and stand the test of time”.

For further information regarding the programme, see here.