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New resources and services available to children whose parents are separating and when should children be involved in the family mediation process?

Posted on April 1, 2013 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Contact Matters, Dealing With Step Families, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Surviving Divorce, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | Leave a Comment

In a recent joint family mediation session I held with parents to three children, the parents had agreed to separate but were unsure how to tell the children that they would be divorcing shortly. Parent One wanted to tell the children with both parents present while the other parent (Parent Two) initially did not want […]

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Shared parenting presumptions are set to be introduced by the Government in the Children Act 1989

Posted on January 27, 2013 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Contact Matters, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Legal Updates, Surviving Divorce, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | 10 Comments

Proposed Clause The Department for Education announced on 6th November 2012 that it proposes to introduce amendments to The Children Act 1989 to allow for a presumption of shared parenting. There will be a new section 1 (2A) inserted into the Act as follows: “(2A) A court, in the circumstances mentioned in subsection (4)(a) or […]

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Divorce – The Process

Posted on September 26, 2012 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Family Mediation, Surviving Divorce, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | Leave a Comment

If you are planning on getting a divorce, there are a number of steps you must take in order to complete the process. Generally speaking, the more you and your husband or wife agree on regarding the ‘facts’ or ‘grounds’ for divorce, the quicker the process will be. In this case, a divorce taking place […]

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Mediation and Divorce Update August 2012

Posted on August 29, 2012 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Contact Matters, Dealing with Financial changes, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Relationship, Surviving Divorce, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | Leave a Comment

Using mediation to improve communication. In my Family mediation practice I am heartened at the amount of cases where both people who hold entrenched positions and often have raised emotions at the intake meeting and early joint sessions then go on to reach a full agreement on the issues raised. Below are some examples of […]

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Difficulty with Decision –Making: Another Symptom of Divorce

Posted on May 3, 2012 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Dealing with Financial changes, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Surviving Divorce, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | 2 Comments

There is a scientific reason why you may be finding decision -making so difficult. Dr Roy Baumeister tells us that “decision- making is a physiological process, directly affected by how rested we are, how much glucose we have in our system and how many other decisions we have already made.” Making choices, he says “requires […]

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Stepfamilies and How to Survive Them

Posted on March 24, 2012 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Dealing With Step Families, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Relationship, Surviving Divorce, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | 1 Comment

The difference between step families and our own children is that we don’t set out to have them. They come as a package with our new partner. They are born out of divorce, and, after being part of an often heart wrenching transition, they are thrust into the bosom of their parent’s ‘new love’ (and […]

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Divorce: the end or the beginning?

Posted on February 7, 2012 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Surviving Divorce | 1 Comment

Most people may have had the experience of those early morning dreams that so vividly make us experience a second life where rules are reversed, the gains have become losses and losses have become everyday presences. We then wake up and for a moment we look around to reassign things their rightful place in our […]

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What is the impact of divorce on the school aged child and teenagers?

Posted on December 7, 2011 - Filed Under Divorce, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

Elaine Halligan is a parenting specialist and corporate speaker with The Parent Practice and has had 8 years experience working with parents to ensure they have the skills and strategies to bring out the best in their children and ensure they survive and flourish in a post divorce world. How children respond to family separation […]

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Reaching a fair financial agreement in divorce – some advice and support by Paul Gorman

Posted on October 6, 2011 - Filed Under Divorce, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

At a time in one’s life of significant emotional upheaval, it can be all too easy to ignore or put to one side matters relating to money. This can be especially the case if you’ve had little or no prior involvement with the household finances. As difficult as it can be to focus on money […]

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Youth Coach Liz Sorton talks about the best ways of dealing with teenagers when going through divorce and separation

Posted on September 8, 2011 - Filed Under Divorce, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

As a coach that works with teenagers and being a child of divorced parents when I was 16, having been parented through a divorce and listening to what my young people clients tell me, I have a few suggestions of some hotspots to avoid:- o When deciding time spent with each parent – don’t just […]

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