An Alternative View

4 Stark Choices Father’s Have When Separating

I remember acutely hearing an account by Bob Geldof of what it felt like to arrive at the front door of his old house to collect his children.  To ring the bell, and then stand on the doorstep – like a stranger.  Hearing that tale all those years ago, I felt the mixture of pain, […]

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Missing

Missing   Where has he gone?  Where is he? Missing?   Parts of the same wind Separate the air into compartments This gust is lilac and pine That gust is hay and horse Another flurry brings a whiff of tobacco   Passing through crowds of particles that tickle our olfactory senses Everything re-mingling Recycled, replenished, renewed […]

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Children Arbitration: The Latest Innovation in Family Law

An interview with Family Law Arbitrator Suzanne Kingston about a significant innovation to the world of Family Law:   Family law arbitration is a relatively new concept. The Financial Scheme was launched in April 2012 and since that time over 100 financial arbitrations have taken place. The scope of the Financial Scheme is wide and basically covers […]

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Collaborative Divorce – the interdisciplinary way

Adriana Galimbertie-Rennie (Summers) has extensive knowledge of the Australian model of Collaborative Law. Adriana’s also seen some of what is available in the US, where Collaborative Law first developed 26 years ago and has been involved in training multi-disciplinary teams of Collaborative practitioners as the Italian legal system mandated core components of Collaborative law within their […]

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Productivity hit by Divorce? Employee Resilience in the workplace

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Why Collaborative Law is still ‘in the cupboard’

Collaborative trained lawyers look askance when I ask them: “So, why are you keeping one of the best kept secrets of family law locked in the cupboard?” What I’m referring to is that the vast majority of the general public have never heard of Collaborative Law.  In fact, I’ve met lawyers who don’t really know […]

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Do Babies Cause Divorce?

My submission to this week’s Tomorrow’s Child Exhibition in Parliament – part of the 1001 Critical Days Manifesto – was created as a reflection of my role as the UK’s “Alternative Divorce Guide”, and is a series of videos under the title of “Do Babies Cause Divorce?” Family breakdown has been estimated to cost the taxpayer almost […]

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Tomorrow’s Child Exhibition – 1001 Critical Days Manifesto

Without a name, an unseen face Without a name; an unseen face and knowing not your time nor place, Tomorrow’s Child, though yet unborn, I met you first last Tuesday morn.   The beginnings of this poem by Glenn Thomas was read by Ray Anderson during his TED conference talk regarding sustainability, but today its […]

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Does Childbirth Trigger Divorce?

  Demographic studies show that more than 40 percent of children born to two parents can expect to live in a single-parent family by the time they are 18.  Parenthood seems to provoke the spike in the divorce and separation statistics, with roughly a fifth of all marriages ending within five years after the birth […]

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Does sex after birth cause divorce?

Roughly a fifth of all marriages end within five years after the birth of the first child. Reflexologist and Birth Doula Sophia Smith describes the pressures on relationships post-birth, and how reflexology and homely advice can support the parental relationship.     There are both physical and psychological deterrents to pleasurable sex for new parents. […]

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