July 2011 - Divorce Advisory Group London
We have set up a group called Divorce Survival Experts (DSE). This Group consists of numerous specialist in professions that complement and support both before and after mediation. The purpose of the group is to provide a 'one-stop shop' support network to take the stress out of divorce and separation. So far we have the following areas represented:
Mediators, Accountants, Financial Advisers, Parenting Coach, Group Therapist, Divorce Coach, Kids Coach, Life Coach, Family Law Solicitors, Single Fathers Support Groups, Single Mothers Support Group, Wills and Trusts Solicitor, Family Arbitrator, Social Worker, and a Counsellor.
May 2011 - Family Mediation Group London
We have set up a London Family Mediation Group for family mediators at all levels to meet several times a year. The idea of the group is to discuss mediation concerns, changes in mediation, your practices, marketing and mediation issues. If are interested in joining the group get in touch through the 'contact us' section.
April 2011 - MIAM
From the 6th April 2011 due to a new pre-action protocol, mediation will need to be attempted by the applicant and respondent before an application is made to court for children and financial matters where each party will be required to attend a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) unless there are exceptional circumstances. For the cases which do still go to court, a change in the rules will mean that a judge at every stage of the court hearings will need to decide if it is right to stop the proceedings and send the parties to attend family mediation.
The Mediators at Family Mediation In Action have attended a training course with ADR Group in March 2011 and are able to carry out the MIAM assessment meetings.