There are many issues that arise for parties when they separate. These consequences are not simply limited to legal issues. Separating impacts upon a person’s emotional, economic, physical and social well-being. It can also result in a displacement of a person from their social support network. Lawyer assisted family law mediation is suited to accommodate these broader considerations. It is relatively accessible, affordable and client driven. And it empowers parties to achieve their own workable solutions once their intimate relationship has come to an end.