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Supporting Children Through Divorce or Separation

Divorce or separation is a highly emotional and stressful event for both you and your ex-partner, which can significantly impact your child's world. Children often experience feelings of loss, anger, and anxiety about the changes in their lives. This can lead to...

What is a C100?

The C100 Form is a requisite document for requesting a family court to render a judgment under Section 8 of the Children Act 1989. Essentially, it serves as a formal petition to seek a court's ruling on the custody arrangements concerning your children or...

What is a Family Mediation Service?

Family mediators help you to turn your arguments into agreements to help you make decisions for the future, to enable you to move on with your lives. It helps you focus on the issues affecting both of you, for example, parenting, property, and money, and what to do about it all now that you are separated.

Family mediation is faster, cheaper, and less stressful than going to court to try to reach agreements on issues connected to your divorce or separation.

What does Family Mediation cover?

In mediation you get to set the agenda, and this can be anything that you both agree to discuss and mediate on and typically the issues discussed in family mediation can include:

Parenting Issues such as:

  • When and where the children will spend time with each of you.
  • Helping grandparents keep in contact with their grandchildren.
  • Agreeing child maintenance and support payments.
  • Arrangements for school holidays and key events such as Christmas, Birthdays etc.
  • Any other issues you wish to agree on – such as schooling, holidays, relocation, change of name, introducing new partners.

Financial & Property issues such as:

  • How your assets will be divided.
  • What happens to your family home, including who will move out and when this will happen.
  • Support payments to be made.
  • Division of pensions and investments.
  • Spousal maintenance.
  • How any upcoming bills will be settled.