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What Happens If My Ex Won’t Go To Mediation?

The Mediation process is voluntary. Nobody can be required to participate within the Mediation process, if they do not wish to do so. Following a separation, there is understandably a significant number of emotions which were experienced by parents and their children.  These can often be expressed as frustration, hurt or anger.  This can often

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How Much does Mediation Cost for Child Arrangements?

Mediation is regarded by the courts as an efficient, cost  effective way for families to   resolve child arrangement and custody disputes by looking at the different options. It is quicker often taking weeks rather than months within the court system.  Mediation is designed to be a less stressful process too.   The Mediation process is flexible

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How Can I prepare for a MIAM?

Firstly, do not be nervous about attending your MIAM! Our Mediators are independent and impartial. They will not be judgemental of you or your circumstances. They understand that they are strangers, the process can be nerve racking and that it can be difficult to discuss your circumstances. Prior to your MIAM taking place, you will

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Midlands Dove Mediation Welcomes New Government Mediation Voucher Scheme

Today, the Government has made an announcement that it is investing £1m in family mediation, in order to support families to resolve issues relating to children. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Justice will provide contributions of up to £500 per family, to resolve issues relating to children following parental separation. Mediation will be provided

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Family Mediation Week: 18-22 January 2021

This year Family Mediation Week is taking place from the 18th to the 22nd January 2021. The aim of this week, is to raise awareness of Mediation and how it can be beneficial for separating families to make arrangements for their children and finances. Our Mediators understand and appreciate, that the deterioration and breakdown in

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Making Arrangements to Care for Vulnerable Family Members

For those in self-isolation, family and friends are a life line often sourcing and delivering essential items, medicine and even care. Everyone’s daily  routines and work patterns have changed to adhere to the Governments COVID-19 Guidelines. Consequently, it can be difficult to make arrangements to provide the appropriate care and assistance for the vulnerable and

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Midlands Dove Mediation: Coronavirus Update

In light of the Government’s update on COVID-19 on the 4th January 2021, we can confirm we continue to offer and provide  Mediation services, using remote methods. MIAMS and Mediation sessions are available in Face to Face format or in shuttle, with our experienced Mediators as appropriate, using GDPR compliant platforms including ZOOM, Face Time

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Child Maintenance during COVID-19

Payment of Child Maintenance during this COVID-19 pandemic is of great concern to a number of families, as a result of people: Losing their jobs Receiving less income having been furloughed Receiving statutory sick pay Receiving no income Families changing their arrangements relating to the care of their children Bereavement The Child Maintenance Service continues

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How Civil Mediation can Help Settle Neighbourly Disputes

Neighbourly disagreements are a part of life and for the most part it makes sense just to shrug them off, as long as they’re fairly minor and/or only occasional. Sometimes, however, minor disputes can spiral to the point where they can create a meaningful rift between neighbours and, in the worst instances, can reach a

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When Should Workplace Mediation Be Refused?

When should this be refused? As with all aspects of life at work there are white – black and grey areas! When would it be considered correct to refuse a Workplace Mediation addressing issues dealing with a workplace dispute? Here is a list of some likely instances in which Workplace Mediation may not be suitable:

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