We offer a safe, confidential and fair environment where separated couples can resolve disputes about issues such as contact with children, child maintenance and sharing of finances. We are qualified to work directly with children. We also assist in resolving disputes for families in Care Proceedings.

Legal Aid is still available for family mediation. If you are eligible, family mediation could be free for you.

We have offices in Durham, Sunderland, Gateshead, Newcastle, Alnwick, Ashington, Berwick, Hexham and North Shields.

Why choose mediation?

  • It is a cost-effective way to resolve disputes. It can be free and it’s a lot cheaper than court or solicitors.
  • It promotes positive communication between you and can help to reduce tension, anger and misunderstanding.
  • It focuses on fair solutions. You stay in control of the decision-making.
  • It is more likely to produce lasting agreements and create better outcomes for children than court-imposed decisions.

Call us on 01670 528 441, email info@familymediation-northeast.com or visit our website.

When is it on?

Time of day
Session information
Monday to Friday
9.00am - 5.00pm

Who to contact

Contact name
Family Mediation North East
01670 528 441

Where to go

Family Mediation North East
Arch Durham Workspace
Abbey Road
County Durham

Other details

Cost description
Legal Aid is available so it can be free. Contact us for more info.
Referral required?
Referral and availability notes

Please complete referral form.


Durham County Council's Families Information Service does not promote nor endorse the services advertised on this website. Anyone seeking to use/access such services does so at their own risk and may make all appropriate enquiries about fitness for purpose and suitability to meet their needs.

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