Family Mediation North East Blog

September 3, 2019

Our clients often tell us that separating can be stressful – but that mediation was able to help them move forward and sort things out. Often this is because we offer a comfortable, calm, place to plan a way forward. In contrast to trying to sort things out on your own...

April 16, 2019

At Family Mediation North East we are always looking for ways to improve our service and greatly appreciate it when a client takes the time to feedback to us. We are also very proud of the feedback we’ve received. Here are some of our favourites.

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.

It can be frustrating if you think your ex won’t want to try mediation to sort things out. It's difficult in the heat of a conflict for both people to think about being sitting in the same room with each other never mind trying to negotiate together to get things s...

At Family Mediation North East we are often asked how can separated couples can sort out the arrangements for their children in family mediation so we've written a #blog to provide more information.

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...

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...

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...

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