Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut?

Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut?

Fairness after Divorce. Financial support – yes or no? Separating is one thing. Financially separating is quite another. One of the questions you will both need to look at during your discussions when divorcing is whether you can be independent of each other financially. A ‘clean break’ is the aim wherever possible; in fact it[…]

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 12: Outcome Documents

Mediation described step by step. Part 12: Outcome 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[…]

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 8: Completing disclosure

Mediation described step by step. Part 8: Completing disclosure

Mediation described step by step. Part 8: Completing disclosureFamily 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[…]

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[…]

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 2, making first contact

Mediation described step by step: Part 2, making first contact

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[…]

How do you measure success in mediation?

How do you measure success in mediation?

Sounds an easy enough question at first glance, doesn’t it? Surely it’s about finding a solution. An end point. An outcome. But when you take some time to really think about it , the question itself raises almost as many questions as answers. Fundamentally, it is really about how we, as human beings measure success.[…]

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?[…]