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. ...
Affordable divorce with Evolve Family Mediation

Affordable divorce with Evolve Family Mediation

Mediation gives you an alternative option for an affordable divorce.  Mediation is much cheaper than going to court.  If you go to court, it is likely that you will have to pay the costs of solicitors to prepare your case, and to represent you at hearings which can...

The divorce process need not be overwhelming: how mediation can help

The divorce process need not be overwhelming. Many couples go to court with no legal representation because of the cost and fear of losing control of the divorce process.  They aren’t aware that there are other options for the divorce process, and that the court...

Why choose an Accredited Family Mediator?

Why choose an accredited family mediator? The answer is simple: only specially qualified and accredited family mediators can conduct Mediation Information and Assessment Meetings (MIAMs) and sign the forms that are required if you want to take your case to court. This...

Family Mediation: Putting your Children First

Divorce and separation can be a significant time of upheaval for your children. Family Mediation puts children first, by helping parents to focus on what their children need.   Through this process, parents are helped to find a common ground.  Most parents will...