Do outcomes matter?

Do outcomes matter?

It’s not the number, it’s how I feel about the number… What does that actually mean? Surely the number is the most important thing? How much will I stand to lose? How much will I gain? How much will I need to pay? How much will I need to live on? And so on…. So[…]

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 5, Immediately after your MIAM

Mediation described step by step. Part 5, Immediately after your MIAM

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 4, what happens at a MIAM?

Mediation described step by step. Part 4, what happens at a MIAM?

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 3 Initial information sheets and documents

Mediation described step by step: Part 3, Initial information sheets and documents

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 1, An overview

Mediation described step by step: Part 1, An overview

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[…]

DIY divorce

DIY divorce

DIY divorce; Lots of divorcing couples are put off going down a ‘legal route’ and engaging lawyers for fear of massive costs. They simply cannot afford it ….In addition, the internet is steeped with information about DIY divorces, quick and cheap fixes to ending your marriage. And anyway, it can’t be that tricky can it?[…]

A DIY Divorce that works for YOU

A DIY Divorce that works for YOU

Are you loooking for a DIY Divorce solution that works for YOU? It’s a bit of a messy world out there, and divorce is no exception. There are ever increasing choices as to how to go about things and those choices can be overwhelming. If you are going through a relationship breakdown, once you’ve made[…]

Make it legally binding

Make it legally binding…

Make it legally binding, that’s what most people want to do after they’ve come to a mutually acceptable set of proposals in mediation. But just what is it that you need in order to make this happen? Well, the answer is simple: you need to instruct your solicitor to apply for, and obtain a Financial[…]

Co habitation after separation doesn’t affect your settlement

Co habitation after separation doesn’t affect your settlement

Co habitation after separation doesn’t affect your settlement. Those who move in with a new partner after separation are still entitled to the same share of the family wealth as those who don’t. That’s the upshot of the thinking of Sir James Mumby, president of the Family Division at the High Court according to this[…]