Resolution seeking review on impact of LASPO on mediation

Latest statistics published by the Ministry of Justice show that the number of MIAMs have decreased by 14% for the latest quarter, compared with the same time the previous year.  The level of MIAMs is now about half the number which occurred prior to the implementation of LASPO, with the majority of couples attending such […]

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Mediation: How this can help young people

In recent weeks and months there has been significant media coverage of the on-going Court proceedings between Guy Ritchie and Madonna over their son Rocco.  Until December 2015 Rocco had been living with his mother in New York.  However, he accompanied her on her world tour and after a disagreement whilst the tour was in […]

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Family Mediators Association survey shows gap in access to information

A recent survey for Family Mediators Association has shown that divorcing and separating couples are having difficulty accessing the information they need to help them make informed decisions about key issues such as financial issues.   The survey showed that around 15% of people were unaware that there were more ways to resolve family matters than […]

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Divorce: with mediation, costs do not have to spiral out of control

In today’s news is the story of the millionaire couple who have risked ‘financial suicide’ fighting over their divorce. Lawyer Aloke Ray and anaesthetist Charoo Sekhri have spent a combined £860,000 so far on legal fees since they separated two years ago. A High Court judge has begged the warring couple to abandon the court […]

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Millions of Briton stay in unhappy marriages due to financial worries

A study has shown that millions of Britons are staying in unhappy marriages because of financial worries or fear of emotional hardship. One in five admit to feeling trapped within their unhappy marriage saying they would divorce if their financial security was assured. The study was carried out on 2,000 adults and found that one […]

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Government releases Family Mediation video

The Ministry of Justice have launched a new Family Mediation video for public awareness. The video is entitled ‘Family Mediation’ and informs you how mediation can help you as you face divorce and separation. It is three minutes long and uses simple animation to explain what mediation is, and how it can help. The video […]

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Family law legal aid cuts are catastrophic for families

Resolution is an association of family lawyer and they have said that the Government’s family law legal aid cuts represent an attack on childhood and the family. A spokesperson for Resolution has said it is hypocrisy at a time when Government is criticising absent fathers that they are making it harder for fathers to access […]

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Surge in custody cases since legal aid cuts could lead to family courts collapse

Family Lawyers are warning that the family court system is at risk of collapse due to a surge in the number of warring parents representing themselves in child custody cases because of legal aid cuts. New figures reveal that there was an increase of 27% last month in the number of children caught up in […]

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Make divorce less painful

Divorce is considered to be the second most stressful life event that most people will ever go through. It can be especially hard for any children involved. So many conflicts can arise from court based proceedings for divorce, plus with the legal aid cuts to much of family law, it can also prove expensive. Family […]

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Family mediation to help ease divorce and separations

Divorce and separation is a difficult time for families. It can be hard to find the time or place to have difficult conversations, which can be fraught with emotion. Therefore, family mediation can offer the opportunity for those facing divorce and separation to discuss matters that are important to them, regarding children and finances, but […]

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