Family Mediation North East Blog

Not a lot is known about family mediation and there are lot of confusing myths that exist around mediation. We've written a blog to dispel some of those myths and provide more clarification as to how mediation can help separated couples.

A recent report published by The Nuffield Foundation (The Report) looked at why defended divorce occurs, and how the court treats them. The majority of defences arise from quarrels about who is “at fault”. The current divorce law stems from The Matrimonial Causes Act...

If I asked you what parental responsibility means to you, you might answer:- Providing a home for your child, Protecting your child, Having a say about all aspect...

Parents are often in dispute about children’s maintenance following their separation or in other circumstances where there is a lack of trust. The mediation process can help parents share relevant information and make the best decisions for the children.

Legal advice is not given in a mediation process but it has become more common for the services of solicitors to be “unbundled”. Instead of a solicitor receiving instructions to act on your behalf and charge at the solicitor’s hourly rate, many solicitors offer a fixed...

For a financial settlement to be binding it is important that you both disclose to each other your respective financial positions. This would be the same whether your settlement was reached through mediation, through solicitors or through the court.

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