Agreeing Parenting Arrangements

November 18, 2019

Agreeing parenting arrangements when you separate can be a complex business. Some couples just can’t pin down the arrangements for parenting and they  need a plan for going forward, one that is: Clear Adopted and agreed [ie: with consequences if it is not kept to] And that does not cost tens of thousands of pounds

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Legal 500 UK 2020 – The Best Family Mediators

October 15, 2019

Family Law in Partnership has been ranked Tier 1 for Family Mediation yet again in the most recent edition of Legal 500 UK (2020) – Top Tier in Legal 500 UK 2020. Legal 500 UK 2020 comments that Family Law in Partnership “has real strength in depth in the team with 14 family mediators who

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In the press: Princess Haya turns to the Courts for protection in her legal battle against the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

July 31, 2019

The case is currently being heard in the Family Court Division of the High Court in London where the Princess is, according to recent news, seeking a forced marriage protection order for her child, a non-molestation order and wardship of their children. Interestingly, Sheikh Mohammed has sought an order for their children to be returned

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The benefits – or otherwise – of settlement conferences in children cases

December 19, 2016

In this article Dominic Raeside, Head of Mediation, examines how effective settlement conferences can be in children cases. As a mediator, if there is one thing I’ve learned from my 30 years of mediating several thousand cases (mainly private law), it is that to be successful you have to move parents from positional bargaining and

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The Good Divorce

November 28, 2016

As Resolution launches Good Divorce Week, director Gillian Bishop examines how to achieve a good divorce. How can there be such a thing as a good divorce? Surely all divorces are miserable and upsetting and everyone suffers? There are, no doubt, many people who are of that view from bitter first-hand experience. But it doesn’t

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do…But It Needn’t Be!

August 31, 2016

Life can have its ups and downs. Sometimes we may need others to help us through the more difficult times. Thinking about separating, for example, is likely to seem bewilderingly complex. This is a time when breaking everything down into manageable pieces, as well as keeping in mind the big picture, may help to make

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Children Arbitration – Using Arbitration for Children Disputes?

July 18, 2016

Director Gillian Bishop of Family Law in Partnership examines how the new arbitration scheme to resolve issues concerning your children can work in practice. When your relationship breaks down there can be a disconnect between what you know to be true and what you are feeling. If you have children this disconnect can be exacerbated and

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Mediation matters in family disputes

April 12, 2016

Carla Ditz, an associate at Family Law in Partnership, looks at the current perceptions of mediation and why it remains largely unrecognised and perhaps underappreciated by couples as a means to resolve disputes. On 11 January 2016 the Family Mediators Association (FMA) marked the start of Family Mediation Week. The drive behind this event was

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Family Law in Partnership supports Family Mediation Week (11-15 January 2016)

January 3, 2016

Family Law in Partnership supports Family Mediation Week 2016 with a special offer of free half hour consultation sessions. Find out more below.  Research shows that mediation is often the best way for families to resolve conflicts. It is proven to be faster, less costly and – crucially – less adversarial than divorcing through the

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