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ive been given this scenario for my 3rd year assessment problem, please HELP ME!! arrrrggghhh especially the last 2 questions :0

Lana has been married to Melvin for 10 years and they have 2 young children aged 5 and 7. Lana has just found out that Melvin is having an affair and she has asked him to leave the family home. Melvin refuses because he says the affair has now ended and has nowhere to go. The family home is owned in joint names and there has been no domestic abuse. He also wants to spend as much time as he can with the children. He has asked Lana to consider reconciliation.

Lana is in a very emotional state and needs time and space to decide what to do next. She does not think reconciliation is likely but doesn’t want to rule it out completely at this stage. The atmosphere at home is very difficult and she is worried about the effect this is having on the children.

Melvin works full time as a journalist for a local newspaper and earns about £2500 per month gross which is paid into a joint account from which all the monthly outgoings are paid. Lana does not work and is reliant on Melvin continuing to pay his salary into the joint back account but is very worried that if he does not she will not have access to any money at all.
Lana has heard of family mediation but is not sure what this entails. She does not want any advice about divorce at the moment but will seek further advice at a later date if she decides this is what she wants.
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