None, I'm not entirely sure my wife informed them that we had already discussed this matter and agreed to go. This was being handled amicably, or so I thought by ourselves. I was quite frankly blindsided by the Solicitors involvement in the matter.
The letter states:-
'Regrettably, our client is of the view that the marriage has broken down irretrievably, she wishes to make progress regarding the resolution of the financial matters and to this end, we have made a referral to mediation as a way of resolving these issues. We confirm that Family Mediators South Wales Ltd will be in touch shortly to arrange an appointment date and we trust that you will attend.
In the meantime you will need to collate your financial disclosure and we look forward to receiving documentary evidence of your income, outgoings, assets and liabilities along with the transfer values of all pension funds. This information will be required by both ourselves and mediation services.
If you do not understand the implications of this letter we strongly recommend that you seek independent legal advice.
We look forward to hearing from either you or your solicitors in the next 14 days'
So to re-iterate:-
1. I have no issue supplying the information to mediation services for an agreement to be reached, my wife has all of these details anyway, I am just dubious about sharing them with her law firm at this point.
2. Our mediator was to be 'National Family Mediation' a not for profit organisation who I saw as completely impartial. The mediation firm they have suggested is a private practice referred to by my wife's solicitor so be it wrongly or rightly I would put less trust in them being completely impartial.
No, we hadn't. We both have separate holidays coming up with our boys so it was planned for the 2nd half of August. There was no request from my wife to move the date either or I would have brought it forward as I have now told her. We are still living under the same roof.
Yes I have an objection, as per point 2 above I do not see the need to change mediators and do not want to go with the one her solicitor has suggested for both the reason below and the fact they will cost more.