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#No Fault Divorce to end the blame game

It was announced that the proposals for new legislation of the Separation Act 2020 will be introduced from the 6th of April 2022 to allow changes to no fault divorce procedures. This legislation will stop forcing spouses to evidence ‘unreasonable

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effects of divorce on children

As mediators, we must act impartially.  Although, an exception to this is that mediators have a duty of care to children. So, where their best interests are concerned, we must be on the side of children!   For this reason, we

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Family mediation week 2022: MOJ Voucher scheme

The Ministry of Justice has developed a mediation voucher scheme, whereby a contribution of up to £500 per case/family to the mediation costs of a child arrangements case will be offered, encouraging people to seek to resolve their disputes outside

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Family Mediation Voucher Scheme for cases involving children

Family mediation voucher scheme announced

We are delighted to hear the government announcement today that it is investing £1 million in family mediation. This investment is to support families to resolve issues relating children outside of the court system. This can be in either in

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Have your say about our family court system!

Have you say about our family court system! – Have you been to court about your children? If so, what was the experience like? There’s just a few days left to contribute your views directly or via the Only Mums & Dads survey, a summary of which will be submitted to the formal consultation “A Review of the Child Arrangements Programme.”

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Family Mediation Week – Day 5

A ray of sunshine Today’s theme helps us to reflect on how successful mediation can transform post-separation relationships and allow everyone to move forward. Highlights so far: A guide for the single Dad – An article by Wendi Schuller where

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The Handover Book Video’s

In this video Ashley Palmer, co-creator of The Handover Book, explains how this resource can help parents who are struggling with communication in relation to their children.  The book serves the additional purpose of demonstrating to the children that the

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Family Mediation Week 2019 – Day 4

The clouds are parting Today’s theme brings us further into the journey of divorce / separation, where clients feel themselves held safely in a structured process and can start to see a clear pathway. When people separate there are often

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Family Mediation Week 2019 – Day 3

The storm will end when the pressure lifts Bill Hewlett’s video today speaks directly to children who may be considering seeing a mediator.  It provides a helpful, brief but clear information for any child in this position to understand what

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Family Mediation Week 2019 – Day 2

“Shelter from the Storm” Tuesday saw another informative article from Philippa Johnston, this time about mediation and how it works: Day 2 Shelter from the storm which talks about mediation and makes the point that anyone can call themselves a family mediator

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Family Mediation Week 2018

Day 1 of Family Mediation Week 2018 and the theme is ‘Somebody, please help!’ There are lots of really interesting articles to read relating to this theme that discuss the value and benefits of mediation on the Family Mediation Week Blog. My

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Mediation Works

Day 5 of Family Mediation Week features blog posts and a video on the theme “Mediation Works.” The Family Mediator’s Association offers a whiteboard video called “Mediation Works.” It’s a short film explaining the process of family mediation and how

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