There can be often nothing more difficult for a separated parent than hearing your children talk about mummy or daddy’s new partner. You are likely to experience a range of emotions from fear to anger and upset. You may feel it's hard enough that you have to share child contact with your ex, and now someone else is getting to spend precious time with them as well. Where your partner has left because of an affair this makes the situation even more difficult.
Try to reach an understanding about what parenting decisions you need to consult the other parent on.
Agree how you are going to share information and parenting issues eg in person, on the phone, text or email. You may use all of these depending on what needs to be shared.
Christmas is coming. These words may be a source of dread rather than joy if you are a separated parent. Read these top 5 tips to help you to take a step back and think about what is important at this time of year:
Divorce is the in news - from the breakup of high profile marriages of Brad and Angelina and Zoe Ball and Norman Cook, to Sarah Jessica Parker’s new TV drama ‘Divorce,’ the subject is making headlines. Whether you are an A-list celebrity or not, divorce is painful, and the question for parties is what can be done to minimise the emotional and financial costs, and the implications for the children?
During Mediation Awareness Week 2016 we're exploring what Family Mediation is and how it can help you and your children
We introduced you to "Jack's Story", a short video telling a small part of the story of Jack's family's separation.
During Mediation Awareness Week 2016 we're exploring what Family Mediation is and how it can help you.
Deciding whether to mediate or ask the Court to resolve your dispute can be difficult. Your decision may be taken out of your hands if your ex is not willing to mediate, or welfare concerns for any of the parties mean that mediation is not suitable. Otherwise your choice will depend on several factors, not least your emotional readiness to deal with your ex partner. Both methods put the needs of any children first and ensure all parties are safe. In addition whether you mediate or go to Court you can choose whether to seek advice from a solicitor alongside either pro
Last night saw the first episode of Mr v Mrs: Call The Mediator aired on BBC2. Whilst family mediation has featured in the fictional story lines of Coronation Street and Emmerdale, this documentary series offers a real life insight into the world of family mediation.
Despite increased coverage about mediation, the process can often be confusing for clients.