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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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The Role of Divorce Mediation in High New Worth Situations

Divorce can be a painful and stressful process for any couple, but for high-net-worth individuals, it can be even more complicated. The division of assets, property, and wealth can be a daunting task without proper guidance and advice. Fortunately, divorce...
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How Divorce Mediation Paves the Way for a Civil Breakup

Going through a divorce can be a challenging and emotionally draining process. The end of a relationship can be tough to handle, especially when it involves issues such as child custody, property division, and finances. However, litigation is not the...
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What is the ‘Help With Fees’ Remission Scheme?

Legal proceedings can be costly, which is why the UK government has established the Help with Fees Remission Scheme. The scheme helps people who are on a low income or receiving certain benefits to pay the fees associated with court...
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Major Changes in The Childcare Budget – What to Look Out For

In the Spring 2023 budget, the government announced that they would be making several key changes to childcare – predominantly, the finances around childcare. The cost-of-living crisis has only served to put pressure on families with more and more parents...
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How Will The New Changes to The Capital Gains Tax Affect Separating Couples?

Separation is a difficult process that involves not only emotional but also financial considerations. Recently, the UK government announced significant changes to the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) rules that can have a significant impact on separating couples. Understanding the changes...
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What is the ‘Day in The Lonely’ Campaign and How Will it Look to Provide Support to Children in Challenging Family Circumstances?

Loneliness is something that almost everyone has experienced at some point in their life. Whether it’s a fleeting phase coming in tandem with something like changing jobs, or simply an extended passage of time feeling disconnected from those around us...
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How Will Mandatory Mediation Reforms Protect Vulnerable Children?

For couples going through a separation, mediation is a practical alternative to court proceedings. Licensed mediators are experienced professionals who help couples come to amicable agreements within the fields of finance, childcare, and more. Naturally, this process is far more...
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Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families Launches Online Platform for Young People Experiencing Mental Health Issues

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has launched a one-stop shop to support young people with mental health issues. This new initiative provides an accessible option for those struggling with their mental wellbeing, allowing them to explore...
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What is The Child Support Collection (Domestic Abuse) Bill and How Will it Affect Mediation?

In early March of 2023, the House of Commons held a first reading for a new bill that would look to safeguard the financial security of individuals that have been affected by domestic abuse. The bill which has been dubbed...
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DWP Separate Family Statistics – What Does The Report Show?

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been conducting a study across Great Britain looking to discern key figures in regards to separated families and their child maintenance agreements. Data collection began in April 2014 and lasted until March...
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