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“Quickie Divorce”

Posted on July 20, 2012 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

We are constantly bombarded in the press with stories about celebs getting divorced. This month is no exception with the breaking news about Katie Holmes deciding to divorce Tom Cruise. The general public always seem fascinated with following the highs and lows of the lives of celebrities. Seeing them deal with births, deaths, marriages and […]

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Solicitors Journal Article – Family Mediation & Divorce Update April 2012

Posted on July 20, 2012 - Filed Under Uncategorized | Leave a Comment

A year after the Ministry of Justice introduced mediation as an integral part of certain divorce proceedings, Austin Chessell reflects on his experience in practice Twelve months have passed since mediation information assessment meetings (MIAMs) were introduced on 6 April 2011, during which time FAMIA has seen more than 90 privately funded clients for children […]

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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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You Will Always Be A Family….To Your Children

Posted on November 4, 2011 - Filed Under Divorce Tips, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Relations may still be very strained with your ex after a difficult separation and messy divorce. You still feel very bitter towards them and would prefer not to have to set eyes on them ever again. All of which is totally understandable. However, you have children together. For this reason, like it or not, your […]

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

Posted on October 22, 2011 - Filed Under Divorce Tips, Uncategorized | 1 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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Family Mediation by Stephen G Anderson

Posted on September 26, 2011 - Filed Under Family Mediation, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

What I love about mediation, is that there are so many different ways it can help couples who are going through relationship breakdowns. Mediation is best known as a process in which a couple is assisted by neutral mediator, usually through a series of meetings together. The mediator’s job is not to advise, but to […]

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How to talk to children about Divorce

Posted on September 19, 2011 - Filed Under Uncategorized | 3 Comments

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. When adults divorce their world is […]

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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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Solicitors Journal Publication – Austin Chessell looks at FAQ on the new mediation information assessment meetings

Posted on September 5, 2011 - Filed Under Family Mediation, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Compulsory mediation meetings for couples came into effect from 6 April 2011 for anyone who wishes to apply for a children or financial order in the family courts. The new rules require each party to attend a mediation information assessment meeting (MIAM) with an approved mediator. Practice direction 3A, supplementing the Family Procedure Rules 2010, […]

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