There are two mediation organisations in Jersey: Family Mediation Jersey and The Resolution Centre. In mediation the parties meet with the mediator who facilitates them to reach their own agreement. The mediator does not give legal advice but can provide general information. There are two main models of mediation: without lawyers, where mediation generally takes place over several sessions of around 90 minutes or with lawyers where typically the mediation is set up for most of a day and everyone concentrates on getting to a settlement. The advantages of this are that it gets done quickly, hopefully all in a day. The disadvantage is that for some people that may be too quick and the lawyers have to be paid as well as the mediator. We can advise you on the most appropriate type of mediation for you and your circumstances.