Katie Jolly - Jolly Mediation - Family Mediator
So what happens if Mediation is not possible or breaks down?

Mediation Forms and Support Resources

Talking about the practicalities of separation, divorce, or parenting can be challenging. Sometimes, couples just can’t agree on how to move forward…

Jolly Mediation provides essential mediation forms and resources to help you manage these processes more smoothly.

Help and assistance with completing mediation forms are available from CA (Citizens' Advice) and online through Advice Now or from your solicitor.

Mediation Resources for Separation and Divorce

It's important to attempt family mediation support before moving towards court applications, in line with Family Court requirements. However, if mediation is not deemed suitable or if the other party is unwilling to attend a (Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting) MIAM, I can sign the relevant mediation forms for court applications.

Furthermore, if either party decides not to proceed with mediation after a MIAM or if mediation breaks down with unresolved issues, either party can ask for the relevant court forms to be signed.

Family Mediation Support: For advice on finding and using a family law solicitor, visit Resolution and the Law Society.

You may have reasons to represent yourself in court without a solicitor or legal professional. This resource will guide you on Representing Yourself at Court

Court Forms and Mediation Support

When mediation breaks down or is not proceeded with after a MIAM, you'll need specific mediation forms to apply to the courts:

Child Arrangements: Use the C100 form, with mediation services signing page 9.

Parental Responsibility: If you do not have Parental Responsibility for the child, and you wish to apply for this, then you will need to complete the C1 form. In addition, you will require an FM1 form, which I can provide.

Financial Matters: For divorcing parties, Form A is required, I can assist you by signing page 12. If you are unmarried, then you may need to may need to seek legal advice about what you could apply for through the courts.

The applicant covers the cost of applying to court. If you are on certain benefits or low income, you may be able to get help with the court fees.

Additional Mediation Resources and Support

For further family mediation support, consider the following resources:

General Advice: Citizens Advice Bureau offers general and family mediation support.

Legal Support: For representing yourself in court, Support Through Court provides guidance.

Parenting Plans: Cafcass provides resources like the Cafcass Parenting Plan for mediation support.

Further Help and Mediation Resources

A range of guides and support websites are available to assist with mediation resources:

Advice Now logo

Guides on a range of topics

Child Law Advice logo

UK legal children's charity

Citizens Advice Bureau logo

General advice resource

Citizens Advice Bureau logo

Family Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice Bureau logo

Family court advice & support

Cafcass logo

Cafcass Parenting Plan

Families Need Fathers logo

Support website for fathers

MatchMothers logo

Support website for mothers

Gov UK logo

Child Maintenance Options

Family Lives logo

Divorce/Separation support

Citizens Advice Bureau logo

RCJ Family legal services

Resolution logo

Constructive family lawyers

Sorting out Separation logo


Gov UK logo

Advice for Grandparents

Grandparents Plus logo

Advice for kinship carers