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What makes us so passionate about family mediation?

Here at LKW Family Mediation we talk, blog and broadcast about the benefits of family mediation and we believe passionately that if most separations were dealt with through the family mediation process there would be much better outcomes for separating couples and their children.  But why?  What makes us say this?  And well aren’t we just a teensy bit biased? The thing about using a family mediation service is that it encourages ownership of the issues in dispute.  Firstly, because…

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Life after Separation

Coping with divorce is a far from easy task and often you can struggle to know which way is up following a separation. Depression after divorce is common and separation can often throw up other issues such as anxiety, low self-esteem, sleeping problems and all manner of other issues. The divorce recovery can take some time and it can certainly be a long time before you feel there is life after divorce. Living alone after divorce can also give rise…

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How to avoid taking your children to war

In mediation we sometimes see parents where the relationship between one parent and the child or children is starting to break down, or has already.  That person can present as being frustrated with what is happening, very sad at the turn of events, extremely angry or a combination of all of these and more.  The reasons for this are varied but at this stage we should make clear that we are talking about situations where neither parent presents a risk…

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Decluttering our thoughts, emotions and feelings

We can all find ourselves laden down at times with thoughts, emotions and feelings that are no longer helping us in the same way we can find our homes drowning under a weight of possessions and paperwork.  This can often be evident following a separation which is such a significant life event.  In this video Louisa talks a little about this and aims to start a thought process with people about how we might move forward from identifying that we…

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I’m sure my ex won’t engage in mediation

A big theme in new enquiries to LKW Family Mediation recently has been the fear that the other person won’t engage in the family mediation process, or that they won’t engage with good grace.  We have honestly lost count of the number of times that we’ve been told the other person won’t come to a meeting only to have them reply that they’d really like to come and when can they book an appointment. Money is of course tight during…

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Downloadable leaflet for family law practitioners

I was recently approached to prepare a leaflet to help family law professionals explain to clients what is involved in family mediation and what the benefits are.  This was such a good idea that it seemed worth sharing with other professionals.  The leaflet is only one side of A4 and it covers what happens in mediation, what the benefits are and what to do if you’re still worried about attending mediation after reading the leaflet.   To download your copy…

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Giving Children a Voice

A far cry from the Victorian idea that children should be seen and not heard.  It is now accepted that children need to feel they’re being heard and this is especially important when their parents separate.  Louisa gives some tips in this video for ensuring that you hear your children’s voices during the separation.

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Your Children and Your Separation

When you first separate from a partner it is natural and normal to feel emotional.  You are experiencing a significant life change.  In mediation we often see clients who are very emotional at their first meeting.  Sometimes your emotion may spill out as soon as you get into the room.  Other times you can keep a lid on your emotions until such time as we ask you about your children and how they’re coping with the separation.  There can be…

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