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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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Why Mediated Divorce is the Right move for Couples

Separation and divorce are difficult processes, no matter how amicable they may be. However, when there are disputes between parties that cannot be resolved through direct communication, a mediated divorce may be the best solution. In a mediated divorce, the...
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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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