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Midlands Dove Mediation: 12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas…………A Partridge in a Pear Tree Parents often find it helpful for them, their children and their extended family and friends, if they are able to establish arrangements for the care of their children over Christmas and festive period. Making arrangements in advance, avoiding leaving discussions until last minute, often

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Child Arrangements and COVID-19

There is a lot of attention in the news at the moment over the Chief Medical Offices of all four nations now having recommended extending COVID vaccines to children aged 12 to 15.  This follows a clinical trial earlier this year when the Pfizer vaccine gained European regularity approval for use on children aged 12

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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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Going to mediation really helped my situation and sorted things out, I believe in a much quicker and easier way. The mediators I dealt with were very helpful in the sense of giving us all the information and making sure we understood clearly before making any decisions by ourselves

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