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5 Tips for Successful Divorce Mediation

The basic idea behind mediation is that a mediator will help guide two (or more) parties towards finding a solution which is acceptable to both of them. As such, the success of mediation largely depends on the willingness of the two parties to work towards finding a solution. With that in mind, here are five

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Holiday Arrangements – make sure you don’t miss the boat!

Holidays should be a time to kick back relax and have fun with the family. That’s harder than you think for families who have already separated or are in the midst of a family breakdown. Instead of it being something to look forward to… it becomes an event to dread especially when communications are strained

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Child Inclusive Mediation

Child Inclusive Mediation requests are on the increase. The approach of summer has marked a surge of new referrals from families struggling to find ways to make arrangements for the children following divorce and family separation. Can Children be part of Mediation Sessions? In recent weeks, we have also had several enquiries about whether children

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Cases Which Are Unsuitable For Mediation

As general guidance, there are some circumstances when mediation from the outset may not be suitable. These are: When a point on law needs deciding on by a court and a binding precedent would be useful. Where injunctive relief is necessary to protect one party. One or both parties are not willing to mediate/ negotiate

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What Happens In Mediation?

Mediation can take place in a variety of locations. Usually mediation is conducted in private rooms with the mediator working with each party to identify and understand the issues before exploring settlement options. Mediation is different to negotiation as each party can be open and honest about their strengths and weaknesses. The mediator, thanks to

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12 Days (Ways To Survive) Christmas For Separated Families

The festive period is a happy and enjoyable time for families, however, it can also be very stressful. Here are 12 tips to help reduce this stress: Plan what’s happening in each household in advance. Try not to leave it until the last minute to make arrangements, when the pressure is on emotions rise. Make plans at

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Mediation V Litigation

Should you Mediate or Litigate? Our side-by-side comparison shows you what to expect. Just download it by clicking here.

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New Service Coming Soon

Due to changes in the Family Mediation Council Code of Conduct MIAM Services may be changing enabling us to provide: – Skype – FaceTime MIAM appointments. This new service will be available for: Privately funded parties (non-refundable). MIAM Assessments (in the absolute discretion of the Mediator). Pre-booked appointments – prepayment required together with provision of

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