Legal Aid Board Family Mediation Service

The Legal Aid Board offers a free Family Mediation Service in several locations around the country. You will find a list of mediation offices with indicative waiting times here.

To apply, both people must contact the service independently to express their interest in taking part in the process. The name of the other person must be provided so that they can be sure both people have applied, and the mediator is then assigned. There may be a waiting time. Once both people have contacted the service, and the application has been accepted, you will be put on the list for an appointment.

The number of sessions needed will depend on how the process goes, and the particular issues for discussion.

Where there are children to be cared for and provided for, the mediator will try to have the parents focus on what is in the best interest of the child/children.