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10 Reasons why Mediation Works for Divorcing Couples

Family mediation is growing more and more in popularity as separating couples move away from the traditional route of a solicitor.  Not only can your divorce drag-on, the mounting costs can leave you and your family in the red.  Here are...
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A Guide to New Mediated Divorce from 6th April 2022

For the first time in over half a century, the divorce laws change to the new DDSA (Divorce Dissolution and Separation Act 2022 and with it some fundamental changes to how a couple may now end their marriages and civil...
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What is Divorce Day and How will April’s Changes Impact on Divorce?

Typically the first working Monday after the New Year is the day divorce lawyers dread as they see a huge spike in new enquiries for legal advice related to divorce, marital and family problems. As a result, the day has...
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Tips for Moving on After Mediation

Mediation is a vital step when looking to resolve financial and child arrangements between parties. The idea behind mediation is that through the help of a third (unbiased) party, all the groups involved will be able to put forward their...
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What are the Financial Considerations During Separation?

The chief concern for many couples looking to separate is the state of their finances which can complicate the process. Between children, houses and bank accounts, the financial back-and-forth has left many looking for outside guidance in order to try...
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What Should I Expect from Family Mediation?

Family mediation is a process carried out with the purpose of coming to an amicable agreement between yourself and your ex-partner in order to resolve financial and child arrangements. Couples that are considering a divorce will need to think about...
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Is there a Difference Between Mediation and Conciliation?

Although they may share similarities, Mediation and Conciliation are different things and the main difference between them is dependent on the third party and the role that they play. When it comes to mediation, there is a third-party mediator who...
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When Would I Be Exempt from Needing to Attend a MIAM?

A Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting is an individual meeting between you and your mediator where the mediator will explain what mediation will involve and whether your case is suitable for mediation. If you plan on getting divorced and have...
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Would Meghan and Harry Benefit from Family Mediation?

In light of the recent Oprah interview, Meghan and Harry may benefit significantly from family mediation as the recent news has certainly caused tension within the royal family. Below are a few of the benefits of family mediation that may...
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How Can I Avoid Family Court for Child Access?

It’s always a tough situation whenever a relationship breaks down and this can be even tougher when there is a disagreement with child access with your ex-partner. Compared to going to family court to resolve your differences, mediation is an...
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Understanding the Court Process for Child Arrangement Orders

This will help those considering an application to the court for a child arrangement order where there are no allegations of domestic violence (DV). The court process is reasonably straight forward and there are normally three stages or appointments (with...
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