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Mediation

Family counselling offices also mediate in connection with separation or the breakdown of relationships. All married couples with joint children under the age of 16 must undergo mediation when they separate. Cohabiting parents who end their relationship, must also seek mediation. This is compulsory in Norway.

The purpose of mediation is to help families to agree on parental responsibilities and the children’s situation in the time ahead, where the children are to live and how much time they will spend with the parent they do not live with.

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