Your relationship has broken down, emotions may be running quite high. You are both trying to deal with matters, particularly if you have children together but it’s not quite working. You’ve been for legal advice or you’ve researched online and you think you would like to try mediation. You have suggested this to your ex-partner
It can be of enormous value for separating couples to have input from an independent financial expert when looking at options and trying to reach an outcome regarding their separation and the division of assets. For Mediation Awareness Week 2020 I interviewed financial expert, Karen McGrath, to find out more about the role a financial
Many people are not sure whether mediation is going to be a suitable way of helping them to resolve matters that are important to them. It can seem like a very daunting and unknown process. This blog post sets out some common questions people raise when considering whether mediation will be right for them. We
Are you thinking about mediation? Are you worried and feeling unsure about what will be involved? If so, here is a general overview of the process to help put your mind at rest and assist you in feeling more prepared. The process starts off with an initial call from you to enquire about setting up
The dynamics between you and the partner you are separating from may be complex, so might the matters that you need to sort out. In which case co-mediation might be just what you are looking for to finally help find solutions and a constructive way forward. As the well-known phrase states “two heads are better
What can you do if you reach a ‘deadlock’ when negotiating with the partner you are separating from?
Negotiating can be tough at the best of times let alone when you are going through a relationship break down. It is very common for separating couples to reach an impasse, a situation in which no progress is possible, when trying to work out a way forward after their relationship has come to an end.
That was the question that was put to me by another lawyer recently after I expressed astonishment that legal costs in the long-running Quan v Bray divorce had reached £7m. “You know what doesn’t cost £7m?” I asked. “Mediation.” “I wonder whether it’s possible to mediate without establishing the factual matrix and asset base” he replied. On the face
For Family Mediation Week 2019, Mediator Sarah Jelly and Paralegal Nicola Logan look at one of the emerging trends in family mediation. At Family Law Partners we seek to keep family law disputes out of Court as much as possible using various Dispute Resolution [DR] mechanisms. However, we are aware that every relationship is different
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
An interview with Kim Crewe The role of a family consultant may not be something that people are familiar with or even considered might be able to assist to resolve family disputes. Family Law Partners recognise the importance of introducing a family consultant to couples who have decided to separate or divorce as a way