Mediation described step by step. Part 11: Direct Child Consultations

Mediation described step by step. Part 11: Direct Child Consultations

Family mediation is here to stay. But how does it work? What actually happens? How can you make sure the settlements reached are fair, and what do couples who mediate have to do? The purpose of this 12-part series is to attempt to answer those questions specifically – at least as it applies for those[…]

Mediation described step by step. Part 10: Children’s arrangements

Mediation described step by step. Part 10: Children’s arrangements

Family mediation is here to stay. But how does it work? What actually happens? How can you make sure the settlements reached are fair, and what do couples who mediate have to do? The purpose of this 12-part series is to attempt to answer those questions specifically – at least as it applies for those[…]

Mediation described step by step. Part 9: Negotiating a settlement

Mediation described step by step. Part 9: Negotiating a settlement

Family mediation is here to stay. But how does it work? What actually happens? How can you make sure the settlements reached are fair, and what do couples who mediate have to do? The purpose of this 12-part series is to attempt to answer those questions specifically – at least as it applies for those[…]

Mediation described step by step. Part 6: After meeting with you both

Mediation described step by step. Part 6: After meeting with you both

Family mediation is here to stay. But how does it work? What actually happens? How can you make sure the settlements reached are fair, and what do couples who mediate have to do? The purpose of this 12-part series is to attempt to answer those questions specifically – at least as it applies for those[…]

We’re staying together for the sake of the kids

We’re staying together for the sake of the kids

“We’re staying together for the sake of the kids”. This is a sentiment couple counsellors and family therapists hear a great deal. It is usually said by couples who have reached the end of the road in their ability to love each other, but who are still able to co-exist – just. The idea is[…]

New partners and children after divorce part 4

New partners and children after divorce – part 4

In this final part of our series on introducing new partners to your children after divorce, we will give some specific suggestions for the introduction itself. So far, if you’ve been following this series and our suggestions thus far for introducing your new partner to your children after divorce, you’ve ensured your relationship is likely to[…]

New partners and children after divorce part 3

New partners and children after divorce – part 3

In part 3 and 4 of our series “New Partners and Children after Divorce” on introducing new partners to your children following a divorce, we will begin to give a step by step set of suggestions on how you might handle this very important period in your children’s lives. As we’ve stated in previous blogs[…]

New partners and children after divorce part 2

New partners and children after divorce – part 2

If it has legs, then patience is an investment. What do I mean by that? Well, I mean that everybody deserves to be happy, and everybody deserves to find a loving relationship in which they can flourish as individuals. If, after a divorce we also feel pretty battered by our last relationship, our desire for[…]

New partners and children after divorce part 1

New partners and children after divorce – part 1

“Guess what? Dad has got a new girlfriend!” I sincerely hope that none of you, my dear readers have ever said this to their children following your separation. But what do you say? How should you introduce a new partner to your children? This series of blogs will address some suggested dos and don’ts of[…]