Mediation comes of age

Mediation Coming of Age – Accreditation

Mediation is coming of age, that is the theme of the 2017 College of Mediators National Conference. But what does this mean exactly? In this four-part series I will describe how mediators themselves are striving to make mediation a professional service that not only serves our clients well, but all of our professional colleagues as[…]

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Happy Valentine

Is Valentine’s Day your least favourite holiday?  Has another year gone by when the disappointment simply just piles up?  Maybe you’ve found a Valentine’s Day card, and it’s not even intended for you? Or maybe you are thinking what could be more romantic than to say ‘I do’ on Valentine’s Day? Data shows that from[…]

Seven things to consider

Seven things to consider if you are thinking about divorce

7 things to consider if you are thinking about divorce  There is no such thing as an easy, pain free divorce.  Let’s face it – it would be a strange world indeed if we were to get married to someone thinking ‘one day I’ll divorce this person….’ So the majority of people are not really prepared at[…]

New beginnings

New Year – New Start

We’re only just getting over Christmas and already there are demands on us…. What are our New Year’s Resolutions going to be? To get fitter, thinner, fatter….Eat less, do less…Do more… Give up …give in…just give? Get up and go? Read more…read less…write more..? Spend more time…save more time…make more time…  Join a club.. Do[…]

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How do we create a fair co-parenting plan?

How do we create a fair co-parenting plan? This is a question I am asked every day. While It is not possible in a short blog to go into the specific details of how this works, I am able to provide an overview. In mediation, to create a fair co-parenting plan we begin first by[…]

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Mediation, the easier, softer way?

Is mediation the easier, softer way of reaching a mutually acceptable financial settlement for your divorce? Is mediation the easier softer way of developing a co-parenting plan after you separate that ensures that the needs of your children are placed at the centre rather than the needs or fears of either parent? The answer to[…]

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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[…]