Cost of mediation

Cost of mediation

What exactly is the cost of mediation? Well, that depends on what currency we’re talking about. Financially, with New Landscape Mediation the costs are pretty clear, and very easy to state. In June of 2016 we did an audit of the last 50 clients for whom we mediated an outcome, and found that the average[…]

Invest £22,000 into your old relationship I think not

Invest £22,000 into your old relationship? I think not

What would you say if I suggested you invest £22,000 into your old relationship? “I think not” is probably an overly polite euphemism to the counter suggestion you’d actually be most likely to make! As silly as it sounds however, in the average UK divorce, this is what each party is doing. According to the[…]

The adversarial illusion

The adversarial illusion

The adversarial illusion.  What do I mean by that?  The English Legal System is known as an “adversarial system” as opposed to the inquisitorial systems used in many European countries and elsewhere. Wikipedia defines the phrase as:  A legal system used in the common law countries where two advocates represent their parties’ positions before an impartial person or group of people,[…]

The cost of family breakdown

The cost of divorce

The cost of divorce. Whether these costs are felt in feelings of betrayal or the remorse of wasted years spent trying to make something work that we knew in our hearts wasn’t right anyway. More often than not, the greatest cost of divorce is to children who discover that their parents are unable to control[…]

Unreasonable behaviour in divorce

Unreasonable behaviour in divorce

Unreasonable behaviour in divorce. Most people seeing this phrase will assume I’m talking about the use of unreasonable behaviour in a divorce petition. The document used to apply for a divorce and the use of unreasonable behaviour as a reason in requesting the request for a divorce be granted. I’m talking about something else however.[…]

How will I spend thee? Let me count the ways

How will I spend thee? Let me count the ways

How will I spend thee? Let me count the ways. Let’s face it, the human cost of family breakdown is horrific. The heartbreak and loss the end of a marriage bring emotional costs that are completely incalculable, but the financial cost of divorce can be tracked quite clearly. Did you know that the average cost[…]