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Going through divorce is painful and stressful. Couples often need mediation to help them see things clearer

Family Mediation week: why bother?

Today (Monday 17th January) marks the start of Family Mediation Week. This is an annual initiative when mediators come together to explain more about family mediation and how it can help couples who are separating, or who have separated. There is a different focus each day to look at mediation from different angles and there are many resources being shared along with a variety of events. You can view the full program of events to see what might be useful…

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How to divorce if you didn’t want the separation

Dealing with the breakdown of a relationship can be heart breaking at the best of times but if you are going through a divorce and you didn’t want to separate, it can be overwhelming.  If this sounds familiar, here are a few ways mediation can help; Give yourself time – In mediation, you will never feel rushed into making any decisions or changes until you feel ready.  It is your process and mediation will proceed at a pace both parties…

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3 hidden benefits of family mediation

It’s a truth universally acknowledged (by family mediators anyway), that mediation has many benefits.  For example, it is widely accepted that family mediation is quicker, more cost effective and less acrimonious than going to court.  Here are three further benefits to family mediation that you might not have thought of: It is empowering You are in control when you come to mediation.  You can choose the mediator, someone you feel you can work with and trust.  You can choose the…

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The importance of being recognised

If you haven’t seen the exciting news then let us share that we are delighted that Louisa Whitney has been shortlisted for Family law Commentator of the year in 2021. Our commentary is a big part of who we are as we are aware that many of those separating cannot always afford to access lawyers and mediators, and rely on information that is posted online and on social media. We also like to talk about the emotional as well as…

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Finding the light at the end of the tunnel #4

This is the final part in our blog series looking at what positives there might be following a separation.  As we’ve highlighted those going through a separation don’t always see them immediately but it can simply help to know that there might be positives further down the line. The first blog was the introduction and talked about why positives are important, and especially right now during the pandemic.  The second blog talked about how there can be an improved relationship with…

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Finding the light after a separation #3

Welcome to this third part in the blog series looking at trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel following a separation.  We hope to highlight some positives that you may not have thought of to keep you going in the more difficult moments.  It can also be a part of the healing process to start to open up to the possibility that there can be some positives to your separation.  These might start really small (so…

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Finding the light after a separation #1

The other day I was thinking about new blog topics for February and it occurred to me that I always seem to look at the difficulties in separation.  There’s an obvious reason for this (well many really): There are many difficulties in divorce and separation It’s my job to help those going through it to navigate this tricky path So many issues arise from separating from a partner But I have also been mindful of how difficult people are finding…

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Thinking of separating: our top 5 tips

So this blog brings us to the end of our series on dealing with the immediate aftermath of a separation.  If you haven’t already seen the blogs then the first one set the scene and suggested some things to think about for those that weren’t sure they had yet made the decision to separate.  We then shared some tips on how to tell your partner you want a separation.  This is an enormously difficult conversation to have but doing it…

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Thinking of separating: when do we look at a resolution?

In this blog series we are looking at the immediate days and weeks following the decision to separate.  In the first blog we gave some guidance on some things you might want to consider in order to be sure that you have exhausted all avenues in making the decision to separate.  Most people want to feel that they have tried their hardest to save the relationship before ending it.  In the second blog we gave some tips on how to…

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Thinking of separating: telling your partner

Welcome to this second blog in the series looking at what happens when you’re thinking of separating from a partner.  In the last blog we talked about how to be sure you’ve exhausted all avenues of trying to make the relationship work.  In this second blog we will be sharing some tips on telling your partner that you’d like to separate.   This is an enormously difficult conversation to have and from working with separating couples in mediation we now that…

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