Mediations are mandatory when cohabiting couples with common children aged below 16 split up, in connection with separation or divorce (Marriage Act) and in connection with separation of cohabitants (Children Act). The purpose of the mediation is to reach an agreement on parental responsibility, access arrangements or the child/children’s permanent residence. The best solution for the child is of primary importance here. One mediation session is mandatory, but parents can have up to seven sessions.