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Consent Orders

Thursday 10th March 2022

What is a consent order? Sometimes referred to as a clean break order, a consent order is an agreement between two consenting adults which details how their marital assets will be split. A consent order needs to be fair in the eyes of the law. The grounds for the divorce…

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No Fault Divorce

Tuesday 8th February 2022

No fault divorce is due to come into effect in England and Wales in April 2022, although we do not know exactly when it will be possible…

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Mediation V Court

Thursday 25th January 2018

COST Mediation: is a much more cost effective way to resolve a dispute. The role of a good mediator is to get you to an agreement as quickly as possible, thereby avoiding the need for…

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5 Tips For Couples Who Have Decided To Separate

Friday 27th October 2017

1. Remember that your partner might not be on the same page as you. You may have decided that you want to separate a long time ago but that's not necessarily the case for your partner. Whereas you may have had time to come to terms with separating and all the resulting…

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How Does Your Mediator Add Value?

Monday 9th October 2017
Guest post by Bernard Morrow - Morrow Mediation

Most of us don't go to the symphony to watch the conductor or to a sporting event to see the referees in action but imagine the chaos without their participation. In the same vein, you're unlikely to have a…

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What are the benefits of family mediation?

Wednesday 27th September 2017

For people that have decided to separate, divorce or are trying to deal with changes in family relationships, mediation is an invaluable tool in helping to…

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How Do I Resolve a Dispute with my Builder or any other Tradesman?

Thursday 14th September 2017

If you have had any work carried out at your home and there is a problem which has been caused by the tradesman, you are entitled to get it put right or get some or all of your money back. Ok firstly, let's look at what the law says…

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High Hedge Disputes and How to Resolve Them Successfully

Friday 1st September 2017

In this article, we are going to look at the problematic subject of high hedges and what you can do to resolve disputes on this subject. There is no doubt that this is an issue that can cause untold misery, cost, hostility…

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A real life example of why you must try mediation.

Friday 25th August 2017

Jack and Jill were a couple: they were young, inexperienced and na├»ve, yet despite the difficulties and challenges in their relationship, they were doing pretty well - Jack had a good job, Jill was attending college and working part time, they had a lovely 2 bedroom house, a car and…

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How neighbour disputes can get out of hand.

Wednesday 16th August 2017

Dealing with nuisance neighbours can take over your life. Whether the dispute is over noise, boundaries, kids or shared access to driveways, a poor relationship with those that…

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Mediation or meditation?

Wednesday 9th August 2017

After asking anyone who stood still for long enough, 'what is mediation?' it has become apparent that most people do not really know what mediation is. It is also apparent that if that question is searched online, the answer is likely…

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Is separation, divorce and dissolution, the same for same sex couples as it is for straight couples?

Saturday 5th August 2017

Research surrounding the breakdown of relationships, indicates that same sex couples are as likely or perhaps slightly less likely, to terminate their relationships when compared with…

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