What is Family Law Mediation? Hear from a mediator…

There are several different ways a couple could choose to negotiate their financial agreement and parenting plan in divorce. A popular method is mediation. In this guest blog, hear from experienced family law mediator Louisa Whitney about the benefits of mediation and when to consider using it:

What is family mediation?

“Family mediation brings together a couple who are separating to talk through what happens next with the help of a trained family mediator.  Mediators are trained in all..

“Should I Tell My Children That Their Other Parent Cheated?”

I met with a new client today who asked a common question – “Rhiannon, should I tell the children that my wife is in a new relationship and that’s why we are separating? I don’t want to lie to them or risk my relationship with them in the future if they find out I knew and didn’t tell them.”

My advice is always – No.

The children don’t need to know (at the moment at least). Children should be given..

What Support Can You Put In Place For Your Children During Divorce?

Many of my clients worry about how their children are coping with Mum and Dad’s divorce. The parents are going through something difficult themselves and get concerned about whether the children are getting enough help.

Whilst it is good to encourage the children to speak to their parents about their thoughts and feelings about the divorce, sometimes this doesn’t happen. It can be more comfortable for the children to talk to someone who isn’t Mum or Dad; someone slightly..

What Are the Different Types of Counselling? – Hear from a therapist…

In Part 1, experienced therapist Wendy Capewell set out the benefits of counselling. Here in Part 2, she will explain the different types of counselling techniques available…

“So let’s now look at some of the many types of therapies out there. I am not going to go through them all as there are a vast number and some are very similar and overlap.  If you want to find out more then you will find a link at the end of..

What Are the Benefits of Counselling During Divorce?

Whilst my work as a divorce consultant does include providing emotional support to my clients, I am not a therapist. And when I recognise that a particular client requires specialist help, I recommend they seek support from a qualified counsellor.

It is important to me that my clients have a good support team around them whilst they navigate through their divorce. This includes having the right professionals in place to help with particular issues.

Wendy Capewell is an experienced relationship..

What is Parental Alienation? Hear from a divorce solicitor…

Divorcing parents need to remember that, despite how they feel about each other now, they will remain in each other’s lives post-divorce because of their children. They will need to work together to create a successful co-parenting relationship.

This can prove difficult when there has been an acrimonious divorce and there is bad feeling between the divorced couple. However the couple feel about each other though, it is so important for each of them to put aside their personal..

What To Consider If You Want To Change Your Name After Divorce

Most divorced women decide to retain their married name. They may have had that surname for a very long time, have children or don’t see any need to considering changing it.

However, for some women it is important to them to revert back to their maiden name once they are divorced, to help them move on with the new independent life.

Here is my advice on what to think about and how you can do it…

What to consider beforehand

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Are you divorced and planning to take your children on holiday? Top tips here…

I do a lot of work with my clients around arrangements for the children. I advise them that is in the best interests of the children for the parents to work together to create a successful co-parenting arrangement. Part of this is to reach an agreement around a parenting plan.

Hopefully as part of the parenting plan, agreement has been reached between the parents about when each of them is to have the children for holidays. This can help..

How A Divorce Consultant Can Help: Mr R’s Story…

I work with clients at all different stages of the divorce and separation process. Mr R has kindly agreed to answer some questions about the work we have been doing together to help him think through whether he would like to divorce his wife. He is finding the decision making process very stressful and has a young child to consider.

Hear about Mr R’s story in his own words…

What was going on for you that prompted you to..

3 Things To Think About If You Are Considering Divorce

If you have come to the sad conclusion that your marriage has come to an end, there are probably lots of questions whizzing around in your mind, e.g. “What happens when…..?”

Whilst there may be lots of unknowns at this stage about what the future will look like now you wish to divorce, I would recommend the starting point be for you to gather your thoughts on 3 important topics:

1. the marriage – are you married and if so..