Family Mediation Week in the Watford Observer

We’re really pleased to be helping raise awareness of mediation as an alternative to court battles for separating couples. Many thanks to the Watford Observer who have been kind enough to run this story to help promote Family Mediation Week. The Family Mediation...

Co-parenting: How can mediation help?

Co-parenting:  How can mediation help? Here are six steps that highlight the key role that mediation plays in forming a solid and lasting co-parenting agreement. Seek help Divorce can often be a time of intense feelings for parents, and parents can, quite...

How does mediation work?

We’ve all heard about mediation, but how does mediation work? In this brief guide, we explain the process of mediation so that you get a better idea of the process that puts your family first. So: how does mediation work? The mediator initially sees the parties...

I wish my parents had known about family mediation

Every year, thousands of families are torn apart by bitter court battles. Relationships between separating parents are irretrievably broken, and all too often their children are caught up in the middle. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There is another way, a...

The Challenges of Christmas

Christmas is traditionally when families spend time together. It can be a particularly hard time for parents who have separated or who are going through divorce. It is only natural that both parents want to spend time with their children on Christmas Day. If you...

Why MIAMs matter

Since April 2014 any person wishing to start most court proceedings relating to divorce must first attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM). The MIAM should be seen not as a necessary hurdle to get through before commencing court proceedings, but...

How to minimise the impact of divorce on children

Parents can help their children through the divorce process. One of the most important things is that children want to be told what is happening. Once a decision has been made to separate, children should be informed. It is a good idea for parents to agree in...

How not to resolve post-separation parenting issues

The high profile case of Madonna and Guy Ritchie fighting in courts in London and New York about the living arrangements for their son Rocco highlights now not to resolve post-separation parenting issues. Madonna and Guy are very wealthy and can therefore afford the...

How does mediation work? 3 Steps to mediation success

If you are considering mediation as an option for sorting arrangements on divorce, then you will want to know: how does mediation work? Here are three steps to mediation success. The first step in the mediation process is to have an initial meeting with the mediator. ...

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