Family Mediation North East Blog

1. Referral

The mediation process begins with a referral. This can either be sent to us by you directly, by a solicitor or another referring agency. The referral involves gathering contact information about you both and asking some questions regarding other agency invol...

It is Adoption Week so Family Mediation North East have written a blog explaining how adoption issues can be resolved in family mediation.

October 1, 2018

Going through a separation or thinking about divorce? As part of #MediationAwarenessWeek, Family Mediation North East are offering free half-hour consultations.

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...

Family mediators can train to consult with children. This offers children the opportunity to share their wishes and feelings to inform the mediation process.  Child inclusive mediation can take place if both parents and the child are willing and the child is about 10 o...

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...

One of the first things that you’ll be likely to do now that you’ve made the decision to separate is to tell your children. This can understandably be something that you dread. You may fear your children’s reactions, be worried about hurting them or it may make the sep...

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.

When you are attending a mediation session it’s key that you prepare yourself as the process can be difficult, but rewarding as it provides a unique opportunity to make lasting successful arrangements. Below are some of our tips about preparing for mediation, through...

So you’ve separated from your partner. What happens next? A quick Google search brings up hundreds of websites, blogs, articles – how do you know what is good advice and what is not?

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