22 
Jun

Parental alliance for separated parents of teenagers; it really does make a difference….

I have recently come across this article from the publication ‘Psychology Today’ and wanted to share it. It really can make a difference to teenagers of divorced parents to create a parental alliance. Article from psychology today:

What restores adolescent trust in divorcing parents more than anything else I have…

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Published Date:22nd June 2018
Category: General

06 
Jun

Guest Blog: Tamsin Caine of Smart Financial

Securing early financial guidance when you separate is incredibly important. A neutral financial consultant integrated into your mediation process can be a helpful way to achieve this. Words of wisdom below from Tamsin Caine of Smart Financial (www.smartfinancial.co.uk) :

‘When you separate, whether it is your decision or it has…

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Published Date:6th June 2018
Category: General

04 
Jun

The Good Divorce is really possible:

I recently came across this article published in Psychology Today in 2009. Read and believe…………

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/divorce-grownups/200903/is-there-such-thing-good-divorce

Is There Such a Thing as a “Good Divorce”?

“Good Divorce” is possible if you know how to do it.

Posted Mar 30, 2009

Because divorce is generally regarded as regrettable and socially undesirable, we tend…

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Published Date:4th June 2018
Category: General

26 
Mar

Ingredients for family mediation

Ingredients for family mediation:

For 10 years I have focused my practice on keeping separating couples out of court helping them to save time and money and to reduce their stress levels. My passion is to support parents to find a way to separate their finances and to…

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Published Date:26th March 2018
Category: General

21 
Jan

Making mediation cost effective

Tips on how to make your mediation process value for money:

  1. Commit to preparing thoroughly for each meeting and ensure that you have set aside enough time in your diary to do this – the work you do between the meetings is just as important as your dialogue…

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    Published Date:21st January 2015
    Category: General

14 
Jan

No such thing as a ‘good’ divorce……….

Last week The Telegraph newspaper ran an article which reported that six out of ten separated parents who have been through a split doubt that it is possible to have a ‘good’ separation. This struck a chord with me as I often talk to my mediation and collaborative clients…

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Published Date:14th January 2014
Category: General

16 
Dec

Keep out of court.com

I have today discovered this website and intend to recommend it to those seeking early advice about their options when facing family separation:

The home page sets out a list of 10 reasons to keep out of court:

  1. focus on resolution, not battle;
  2. create win-win agreements;
  3. avoid unpredictable outcomes;
  4. costs far less…

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    Published Date:16th December 2013
    Category: collaborative separation, divorce, General, Mediation, Parenting Apart
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16 
Dec

Separating Support Group to run in South Manchester from January 2014

 

 

From January 2014 a new separation support group will be launched in south Manchester. The idea behind the group is that it will provide a forum…

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Published Date:16th December 2013
Category: collaborative separation, divorce, General, Mediation, Parenting Apart
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10 
Dec

The Mediation Message is simple…………….

Mediation is:

  • confidential;
  • voluntary;
  • cheaper, faster and less stressful than going to court;
  • helps you to find practical solutions focusing on your family;
  • mediation agreements can be made legally binding;

The mediation message is encompassed in this short utube film. Share this today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1Qy57WIEEU&feature=youtube_gdata

 

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Published Date:10th December 2013
Category: General

18 
Nov

Words matter…………

Words matter:

When helping parents to find their way through the minefield that is separation and divorce I encourage careful thought to words that are chosen to describe their new situation.

Can it ever help children in separated families to hear phrases such as ‘broken home’, ‘single parent…

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Published Date:18th November 2013
Category: divorce, General, Parenting Apart
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