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SEPARATION AND CHILDREN – 10 POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND

Posted on May 7, 2014 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Christmas Tips, Contact Matters, Dealing with Financial changes, Dealing With Step Families, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Legal Updates, Mother's day tips for separated Mums and Dads, Relationship, Surviving Divorce, Therapy, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | Leave a Comment

If you are separating and you have children you may want to keep these 10 points in mind. 1. Do not criticise the other parent and do not involve children in the argument. 2. Bear in mind the needs of the other parent. 3. Allowing the child to contact the other parent e.g. by telephone […]

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Collaborative Law In A Nutshell

Posted on May 7, 2014 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Christmas Tips, Contact Matters, Dealing with Financial changes, Dealing With Step Families, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Legal Updates, Mother's day tips for separated Mums and Dads, Relationship, Surviving Divorce, Therapy, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

What is Collaborative Law? Each person who has decided to separate or divorce in the Collaborative Law process has their own solicitor where meetings take place in the same room with the aim of resolving everything face to face. I find this works better than correspondence and allows the process to cover a lot more […]

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Mediating with family mediation clients who are very emotional and have detailed matters they would like to resolve

Posted on May 7, 2014 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Christmas Tips, Contact Matters, Dealing with Financial changes, Dealing With Step Families, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Legal Updates, Mother's day tips for separated Mums and Dads, Relationship, Surviving Divorce, Therapy, 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 this blog I will talk about mediation with highly emotional clients, how to deal with emotional clients and some reasons why clients may be emotional. It has been a real learning experience working with couples over the past four years as a family mediator where there are strong emotions between the clients. It is […]

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Austin Chessell looks at some of the main principles of the law on International Relocation and discusses how parents can use them in family mediation as an alternative to going to court to help them shape their own agreement on whether relocation with children should take place

Posted on May 7, 2014 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Christmas Tips, Contact Matters, Dealing with Financial changes, Dealing With Step Families, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Legal Updates, Mother's day tips for separated Mums and Dads, Relationship, Surviving Divorce, Therapy, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

With the growth in cheap flights and increasing employment prospects arising from globalisation it is becoming more common for separated parents to consider permanently relocating abroad and wanting to take their children with them. Consent needs to be given by the non-relocating parent for the relocation to take place which is rarely easy to obtain […]

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10 Questions To Consider When Deciding If The Collaborative Law Process May Be Right For You And Your Former Partner

Posted on May 7, 2014 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Christmas Tips, Contact Matters, Dealing with Financial changes, Dealing With Step Families, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Legal Updates, Mother's day tips for separated Mums and Dads, Relationship, Surviving Divorce, Therapy, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | Leave a Comment

1. Has the relationship totally broken down? If it has not you may want to consider couple counselling with an organisation like Relate to see if any communication difficulties or other matters that have arisen can be resolved without ending the relationship. 2. Has an agreement been made as to how the finances can be […]

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Working with other Collaborative Law Experts during the Collaborative Law Process

Posted on May 7, 2014 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Christmas Tips, Contact Matters, Dealing with Financial changes, Dealing With Step Families, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Legal Updates, Mother's day tips for separated Mums and Dads, Relationship, Surviving Divorce, Therapy, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

When I started working in Family Law in 2005 I would regularly go to court four to five times a week. I thought that there must be a better way to achieve family outcomes as a lot of the clients who obtained a court order were not happy with the order and wanted to return […]

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Children and Families Bill Update

Posted on May 7, 2014 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Christmas Tips, Contact Matters, Dealing with Financial changes, Dealing With Step Families, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Legal Updates, Mother's day tips for separated Mums and Dads, Relationship, Surviving Divorce, Therapy, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce | Leave a Comment

Austin Chessell discusses the main purposes of the Children and Families Bill that were debated at the House of Lords on Tuesday 2nd July 2013. The Bill takes forward the Government’s pledge to provide improved services for vulnerable children and to support strong families irrespective of parental circumstances. He highlights some of the recommendations that […]

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What steps can I take to preserve my marriage and if I decide to divorce what are my options?

Posted on May 7, 2014 - Filed Under Changes through divorce and seperation, Children in Divorce, Christmas Tips, Contact Matters, Dealing with Financial changes, Dealing With Step Families, Divorce, Divorce Tips, Effect of divorce on children, Family Mediation, Helping children through divorce & seperation, Legal Updates, Mother's day tips for separated Mums and Dads, Relationship, Surviving Divorce, Therapy, Tips on dealing with children, Tips on dealing with separation and Divorce, Tips on parenting, Tools helping you through seperation / divorce, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

If you are undecided whether to commence divorce proceedings you may want to meet with a counsellor of therapist for example Relate (http://www.relate.org.uk/home/index.html) who can diagnose why arguments or differences may have come to light and help you plan to overcome this. Deciding to divorce can have deep impacts on the couple, children and wider […]

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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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