equality

The penalties for breaking your marriage vow

What are the penalties for breaking your marriage vow? Well, it usually surprises people who feel that their partner has done just that, to find that in the eyes of the law, there are no penalties whatsoever. This fact causes more upset and long legal battles in what is somewhat incorrectly called “The Family Justice[…]

conference

Its conference season again!

That’s right, its conference season again. For those who dedicate their working lives to helping divorcing couples save money, time and heartache as they progress through a very difficult time, October, November and December are the busiest months of the year. There are a number of different professional bodies to which family law workers belong,[…]

Keeping Safe

Keeping mediators safe

Keeping mediators safe. What do I mean by that that exactly? Well, anybody who has ever worked with the public for any length of time will know how difficult it can sometimes be. Imagine the life of your average shop worker just before Christmas. To make it worse, imagine they’re working the late evening tills.[…]

Reach the finish line

Finalising the fair divorce settlement

Finalising the fair divorce settlement is usually the end goal for most people. “I just want to get this over with” is a comment I hear on most days. As an accredited family mediator I work with people to help them find the balance between “just getting to the end of it” because it’s become[…]

Asking for Divorce

Should I stay, or should I go?

Should I stay, or should I go? If you are on this page, reading this blog, then there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that this is a familiar question and you’ve likely been toying with the idea of asking for a divorce – possibly for quite some time. For some, the hesitations that accompanies asking[…]

Who runs the show

Divorce Mediation: Who runs the show?

Divorce Mediation: Who runs the show? I am often asked this question, though appears in a variety of formats. Divorce Mediation in the UK often has several players – each with their own agenda – operating within the overall environment. First and foremost you have the two parties who are getting divorced in the first[…]