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Midlands Dove Mediation urge separated parents to plan ahead for school holidays

Midlands Dove Mediation urge separated parents to plan ahead for school holiday Don’t wait until school holiday is here before you think about parenting arrangements Family dispute experts in Mansfield are urging separated parents to plan ahead now for the school summer vacation. “School holidays bring a change of routine,” says Elizabeth Bilton, LLP Member

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Mediation to Assist With Family Arrangements at Christmas

We understand and appreciate that when children are involved in the parents’ separation, it’s difficult to come to a decision that both parents are 100% happy with, and at Christmas this is no exception. Family Mediation can offer a confidential and safe environment to discuss arrangements over the festive period. Making arrangements over Christmas The

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Top Tips For Separated Families at 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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No Fault Divorce – Achieving a “Good Divorce” Through Mediation

Married couples seeking a divorce or dissolution to a civil partnership now have more choice for the first time in over 50years. Families now have better chances of separating on good terms, in a defined timescale, with lower costs to everyone concerned, without causing untold hurt and distress to themselves or their children. The arrival

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Ministry of Justice Family Mediation Voucher Scheme

Back in 2021, the Ministry of Justice announced that they were investing into assisting separating or separated families, to resolve disputes in relation to child arrangements, through Mediation. Since then, the scheme has proven a success with over 8,400 vouchers used (with further funding for another 10,200) and a total of £8.7 million investment so

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What Does Financial Settlement Mediation Include?

When going through a divorce or separation, it can be difficult to arrange what happens to the family home, savings, pensions, income and even debt. Family Mediation covers almost every financial situation which can arise in a family setting, often as a result of a separation. What can you expect to discuss during Financial Settlement

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Ministry of Justice Announces They Are Increasing the Fund for Family Mediation Vouchers by £1.3 Million

On the 26th March 2021 the Ministry of Justice and UK Government announced that they were investing one million pounds (£1m) into assisting separating or separated families, to resolve disputes in relation to child arrangements, through Mediation. This funding is being made available through a scheme introduced and implemented by the Family Mediation Council (on

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Things to consider about Mediation

There are numerous things to consider when starting Mediation, which can leave you feeling overwhelmed and unsure what to do. To put your mind at ease, we have composed a list of things you may wish to think through before, and during your Mediation process. This list isn’t exhaustive, and you should remember that every

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Mediating on Children Issues – Top Tips for Success

The breakdown of a relationship is difficult for all concerned, and if there are children involved, your mind will undoubtedly be filled with questions. Family Mediation is a beneficial way of exploring different options, in order to work out which will be the best option for you, your partner, and children.   It may seem

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Preparing for the Mediation sessions

Family mediation is a beneficial way for separated families to explore options and discuss arrangements for the future. If you have decided to proceed with Mediation, the process can initially seem daunting, and you may feel unsure on how to prepare for your sessions. We have prepared a list of things you may wish to

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