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Parental Alienation

At the end of a relationship, there can often be animosity between the parties. This can sometimes spill out into arrangements for childcare. In recent years, there has been a high level of media attention around the concept of ‘parental alienation’, leading many of our clients to mention this when they first contact us. Many

What can divorcing parents do to help their children?

Children depend on their family unit for stability and support. If that unit is to be changed as a result of divorce then careful consideration needs to be given as to how that can be managed to limit any detrimental impact on the children. In this blog we explore some top tips to minimise the

Child Inclusive Mediation

My colleague Lauren Guy recently wrote a blog about the Voice of the Child in Dispute Resolution processes, which highlighted that in most separations the children are the main worry and concern for parents. Parents going through the emotional trauma of a divorce or relationship breakdown want to protect their children as much as possible

Minimising the Impact

Family Therapist and Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Leia Monsoon shares her experience of how separating parents can help to limit the impact of conflict on their children. Divorce is something that happens between adults, but the effects are often felt by children. Divorcing is one of the most stressful situations adults can go through. It can be

Voice of the Child in Dispute Resolution Processes

When I ask any separating parent what their priorities are, I almost always get the same answer – my children.  All parents want the best for their children but often have different ideas as to what ‘is best’. These differences often create conflict in the family, with the child stuck in the middle.  This is

Tips for parents giving evidence in court

Following last week’s post from Karen Jeary sharing what the family courts expect from parents in children proceedings, this post has been designed to help parents prepare for giving evidence in court. If you are a parent involved in court proceedings about your child, you are likely experiencing one of the most stressful times in

What the Family Courts expect from Parents

As a result of the strict criterion that applies to eligibility for legal aid within most private family law proceedings, a greater number of parents are now unable to access assistance with legal costs. As a consequence there has been an upward trend in the number of parents who are representing themselves in resolving matters