During a recession, many people are affected in a negative way.  Unemployment is rife with up to two million people currently out of work, and even those who are lucky enough to still have a job probably have a family member who is out of work or are worried about their own job.  Money worries are high and as a result, stressed out couples are likely to take it out on each other and on those around them.  With little money to spare, it can be difficult to spend quality time together too.

As a result, mediation is in great demand.  Although divorce law is meant to be recession-proof, thanks to property problems and negative equity running high, many couples cannot afford to consider divorce. Mediation is one answer that is certainly much cheaper than a divorce.  Mediators can help with all manner of family issues, not just couples that feel they’re reaching the end of the road.  The mediator is a neutral third party, not there to judge but to facilitate communication and negotiation to a mutually agreeable solution.