Gwen Stephani and Gavin Rossdale - How to remain 'partners in parenthood'

Happy children playing on a swing

This week saw another high profile celebrity couple announce their separation and divorce.  The Twitter feeds were full of the news that Gwen Stephani and Gavin Rossdale are to divorce after 13 years of marriage.  At MyMediation we were pleased to read, in their jointly released statement,  that while they "have come to the mutual decision that we will no longer be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are committed to jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy

What is your vinyl collection worth?

Vinyl record collection

Everyone seems to be talking about what gems they've got hidden away in their vinyl collection. In 2014 one million vinyl albums were sold for the first time in almost two decades. Classic releases such as Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and David Bowie are all amongst the current top 10 vinyl chart. For those of a certain age, the merging of music collections at the start of a relationship was always a turning point.

Mediation in action

Family solicitors in Leeds witnessed a live ‘mock’ family mediation presented by solicitor mediators, Sally Clark and Laura Clapton. Sally heads up the family mediation service MyMediation providing services to both private and legally aided individuals, under the umbrella of Winston Solicitors LLP.

Binding pre nups

The law commission has finally published it's report on matrimonial agreements and has recommended that the Government enact legislation to put pre nuptial agreements on a more formal legal footing.

New Child Arrangements Programme

family mediation and children

Family Courts up and down the country are gearing up to deal with the proposed new changes to the law and also the procedure of private family children applications. It is envisaged that from 1st April this year (2014) Residence and Contact orders will no longer exist and instead arrangements for the care of children will be made under new Child Arrangements Orders.