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Category Archives: Mediation

3 reasons you should consider family mediation when separating

3 reasons you should consider family mediation when separating Separating from you partner can be an emotionally difficult and daunting time. At a time when emotions are heightened, you then have to have difficult discussions regarding finances and children. Samantha Lee is a qualified family mediator who says that family mediation can help. In most…
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Why you must consider family mediation (and when you must NOT).

Why you must consider family mediation (and when you must NOT). Well, if you or someone you know, is facing family disputes, and/or facing relationship breakdown, then you will need to know more. If you need to have a continuing relationship with your ex (for example financial agreements and/or child arrangements), mediation makes the communication…
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Mediation Awareness Week: How does family mediation work?

Mediation Awareness Week: How does family mediation work? How does family mediation work? Family mediations works by you and your ex meeting with a professionally trained mediator. The aim is to work out mutually agreeable arrangements for issues arising from your divorce. This can be issues such as finances and arrangements for children. Often it…
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Common Divorce Myths

If you are contemplating divorce, it may surprise you to realise that some decisions you are making are based on misconceptions. MYTH: I’m entitled to half of my husband’s/wife’s assets. The split of assets depends on a variety of factors. These include: Length of the marriage The ages of the married couple The earning capacities…
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Figures show marriage on the decline as cohabitation increases

The most recent figures release by the office of National Statistics show that 50.6 of the population aged 16 and over in England and Wales were married in 2015 (this is around 23.8 million people.  This is a fall in the 2002 figure of 54.8%. The figures showed that there was an increase in single…
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Court forms cause chaos

It has been reported in the media that the forms on the Court Service website could have caused many divorcing couples to receive unfair outcomes in their cases.   The Court Service provides access to court forms that anyone wishing to make an application to the courts may need. They can be downloaded and printed…
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No fault divorce could help mediation

Mediation aims to help separating couples reach an agreement that is going to work best for them and their family. The focus is on the children and making sure that the arrangements are going to be as least disruptive as possible and in their best interests.   Often, couples will attend mediation first and reach…
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FREE INITIAL MEDIATION MEETINGS DURING DISPUTE RESOLUTION WEEK

23-27 November 2015 It is unlikely to have gone unnoticed that the emphasis when it comes to family breakdown is now on dispute resolution and avoiding court proceedings. Dispute resolution encompasses Mediation, the Collaborative process and alternative ways of reaching agreements together. The emphasis is on keeping arrangements amicable and ensuring the children's best interests…
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Could mediation have helped fortress case?

You may have read about the case, reported in the Evening Standard recently, of Mr and Mrs Marshall. In December 2013, a judge made an order that their £2m property should be sold and the proceeds divided by them, in order to achieve a clean break and enable each to make a new start. Mrs…
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