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A Comprehensive Guide to Child Arrangements

Child arrangements (often referred to as child custody or parenting plans), play a crucial role in ensuring the well-being and stability of children whose parents are separated or divorced. Creating effective child arrangements requires careful consideration, open communication and a…

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Ultimate Guide To Mediation

Mediation is a process of resolving conflicts between parties with the help of a neutral third party, often referred to as a mediator. Here's the ultimate mediation guide to help facilitate effective dispute resolution: The Mediator will: 1. Define Mediation Scope: Identify…

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Impact of Going to Court for a Child Arrangements Order

Going through a child arrangements court case can be a challenging and emotionally taxing experience for all parties involved - most importantly, the children. • Emotional Stress Child arrangements cases often involve high…

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Financial Considerations Relating to Separation & Divorce

A divorce or breakdown of a marriage can have significant financial implications for both parties involved. Some of the key financial aspects to consider are: 1. Division of Assets: One of the primary concerns in a divorce is the division of marital assets, which can include property,…

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Family Mediation

Family mediation can help you resolve issues arising from relationship or family breakdowns. It can also help you save money by…

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Pension Sharing on Divorce

The value of any pension assets must be taken into account in any divorce settlement (also applies to civil partnerships) If there is a disparity in how much each party has by way of total pension provision, there may well need to be some pension sharing. Pension sharing can be by way…

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Financial Consent Orders

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…

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No Fault Divorce

No fault divorce came into effect in England and Wales in April 2022. This means that couples are now able to get divorced without one person needing to blame the other. This change in the law also applies to civil partnership dissolution. Stages of 'No Fault Divorce' 1.…

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5 Considerations For Couples Who Have Decided To Separate

CONSIDERATIONS 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…

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Mediation V Court - Pros & Cons

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 endless sessions of…

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What are the benefits of family mediation?

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 reach an agreement. Mediators are…

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Is mediation effective?

Mediation is a form of dispute resolution (ADR) that is actively encouraged and sometimes mandatory, by the courts as a way of settling disputes rather than going through formal and expensive court proceedings. It is often preferred by disputing parties as…

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