This will be a high profile divorce where I am sure the privacy and confidentiality of mediation would really help Bill, Melinda and their 3 children. One of the real benefits of mediation is that you can keep everything out of the public eye because everything discussed in mediation has to remain confidential.

“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage,” the pair said in a joint statement posted on Twitter.

"We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives. We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life,” they said.

The mediation process would be able to help them work out how they will continue to run their foundation together.

If we can help you with any questions you may have about mediation and whether it might be the right process for you or your family, call Rachael on 07972 753265.