Family law is an out-of-court method of resolving family disputes. They are becoming an increasingly popular solution. It has now been institutionalized and recognized by the courts as a model for decision-making in various areas of family life. It is used primarily in divorces, separations, custody of children and division of property. Its undoubted advantage is the possibility of effective resolution of family disputes, which allows the parties to the dispute to reach an agreement on their own. Another big advantage is its duration compared to traditional court proceedings, as well as lower emotional or financial outlays.
UK mediation is supported by public authorities. The state offers financial support to parents who are willing to use this method. The author describes the importance of mediation in British law, comparing it to other out-of-court forms of conflict resolution. It also describes the principles and standards of conducting the proceedings, as well as the course of mediation itself.