Direct Consultation With Children (DCC) in Family Mediation Services Since training to be a family mediator three years ago, several of my children issue mediation cases have led to the parents deciding that they would like to involve their children as part
1. What is Family Mediation? This is a process by which divorcing or separating couples come together to discuss issues that they need to resolve once divorce is over such as financial issues and child contact issues 2. How does the mediation process work?
Austin Chessell looks at some of the main principles of the law on International Relocation and discusses how parents can use them in family mediation as an alternative to going to court to help them shape their own agreement on whether relocation with
In family cases involving children, the law is clear-the welfare of the child is the paramount consideration. However, the adversarial UK court system that people so often use is such that even in the best run of cases, this all-important principle can
We often hear that Mediation is “better for the children” – but when it comes to making the decision divorce mediation vs family court many people are unsure which way to turn. Suzy Miller interviewed Divorce Mediators John Stebbing and Wendy Still of Stephen
No-Fault Divorce – which dispenses with the ‘blame game’ – makes it easier for couples to manage their separation and work together to avoid lengthy, costly, and stressful court disputes. The ground-breaking changes in the law, which came into effect on April
It’s a well know fact that the impact of divorce on children can be deep-rooted and long-lasting – which is why more separating parents are looking for ways of communicating about their separation in a way which puts their children’s wellbeing first.
Many clients who have attended a meeting with a solicitor or done their reading online will have heard about mediation as an option for resolving disputes around divorce or separation. The government’s strategy for family justice is to require people to attend
I think it is fair to say that the Family Mediation Council have not embraced online mediation and see that face to face mediation is the best way to resolve disputes on parenting and finances as part of your divorce or separation. When you
Jones Myers is a champion of the campaign which is spearheaded by the Family Mediators Association (FMA). Here are some of the most common questions our clients ask us about the process. What is mediation? Mediation is a means of resolving divorce
For families everywhere Christmas can be a tricky time. Rows about whose family to visit, relatives we’d rather not see and who is cooking the Christmas dinner can all threaten to spoil what should be the most wonderful time of year. Add
The high-profile divorce between Ant McPartlin and his estranged wife, Lisa Armstrong, rumbles on with Ant keen to hold further mediation talks but Lisa appearing to be bent on having her day in court. While Ant is looking to avoid a very