Stay out of court divorce
Why You Shouldn’t Get Divorce Advice From Someone Who Has Been Divorced
You might think that asking someone who has been divorced for advice about how to get a divorce would be a good thing to do. But often it is a very bad idea indeed. Because it depends how their divorce went. If it was messy, expensive, traumatic – getting their advice is a bit […]Read More
Why does ‘no fault divorce’ really matter?
Some say that having to lay blame at someone’s door for the end of a marriage is a reasonable thing to have to do before the first 2 years of separation are ended. But what are the reasons why this view may be misguided? Resolution – the Family Law Association – are […]Read More
Survey of law firms effectiveness in promoting Dispute Resolution
Survey to measure how law firms promote DR and how well they do it: How does your firm measure up? I believe there are two reasons why the majority of law firms I observe who offer dispute resolution, fail to proactively promote it. I think it’s about time someone pointed them out. […]Read More
Why Madonna inspired CoParenting in a Box™
It’s not enough to just have a ‘good divorce’ Madonna – she and other parents like her – are the reason why I created a resource that is now partnering with organisations like National Family Mediation and Families Need Fathers. Even though she had a very civilised divorce (using the Collaborative Law process) the later custody battles (now resolved) show that […]Read More
The long term effects of a parental divorce
Interview with a young woman who’s parents divorced when she was 9, and how it affected her. Catherine relates how her parents combative divorce has affected her life:Read More
Divorce Child Maintenance Calculator
In order to plan your finances during divorce, you need to have an idea of what your income will be. A handy guide is the Child Maintenance Calculator. Be aware that the amount of children you have with your Ex is not the only variable – but also how many other children your Ex […]Read More
Why use divorce mediation?
Mediation Fact Sheet: With a skilled mediator and a bit of co-operation from the couple involved, mediation has some key benefits over using a traditional family lawyer: It can be quicker. No letters going back and forth (and costing you a packet) – you can talk face to face with the support of the […]Read More
Why use Collaborative Divorce Lawyers?
Why should I use collaborative lawyers? What can seem tricky to some couples is the idea that they both have a collaborative lawyer – because it only works if both of you are using collaborative lawyers – all sitting around working together to find the best solutions. But this is what happens in mediation too […]Read More
Family Arbitration for divorce can rescue a non-adversarial divorce from crumbling into a nasty expensive court battle, so should more mediators and collaborative lawyers be paying attention to it as a resource for their clients? Family Arbitration is the new kid on the block in the UK divorce community, and the potential benefits to […]Read More