Blog posts categorised: Family Mediation

The dangers of DIY divorces

The dangers of DIY divorces

Online divorces – a DIY divorce “Quick, easy and affordable online divorce services” – the ‘quick fix solution’ that could come to bite you in years to come. Although divorce rates are at their lowest rate since 1973 (ONS) a lot of divorce petitions are...
No fault divorce is coming

No fault divorce is coming

The Government have announced today that they will be changing the law to allow no fault divorce.  This comes on the back of years of campaigning by Resolution, an organisation of family lawyers and other professionals committed to the constructive resolution of...

Legal aid for family law cases

“There is no legal aid in family cases anymore” – the incorrect myth that makes every family lawyer want to scream from the rooftops. Whilst the guidelines that govern family legal aid were drastically reformed in April 2013 by the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment...
Contact rights of grandparents

Contact rights of grandparents

Grandparents Rights: The rights grandparents have for contact with their grandchildren is something that has become a topical issue again recently as it was raised in the Commons this week. The Children and Families Act 2014 inserted a presumption into the Children...
What is Arbitration?

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration offers a different way of resolving disputes. It is a form of dispute resolution where both parties to the dispute agree to arbitrate and the decision of the Arbitrator is contractually binding.  An Arbitrator is in effect a private Judge who can make...
No fault divorce is coming

Separating: choosing the right process

From 26 to 30 November 2018, Good Divorce Week will focus on how separating and divorcing couples can put their children’s needs first and limit the impact of any conflict. Resolution has timed this week to take place during the period for the government’s divorce law...
Mediation – a new way forward

Mediation – a new way forward

Sadly a great deal is expected from separating and divorcing couples, often at the most challenging and difficult time in their lives. The ending of a relationship is very often experienced by those involved as a trauma and a  bereavement. We know that “typical”...
Higher fines for speeding – the truth

Higher fines for speeding – the truth

Millions of drivers are in the dark over new £2,500 speeding fines coming into force next week! Daily Mail Speeding fines get bigger on Monday, and 80 per cent of drivers have no idea ! The Telegraph The truth is that only the top bracket of Speeding fines imposed at...