There's a warning new laws on mediation could pressurise victims of domestic abuse to deal with their partners.
The government's bill aims to get more people, rowing over a range of issues, to settle their disputes out of court.
It excludes domestic violence cases but Women's Aid is warning victims may in reality be dragged in to the process.
That's because they could be asked to use mediation to deal with issues like child custody.
Director Margaret Martin says this could put victims at further risk of harassment.