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Family Mediators Association - Tips for Christmas

These tips are mainly aimed at Christmas, but could apply equally to any holiday period.1. Remember the holidays are not all about you.Your children deserve their holidays/celebration even if you feel cheated out of yours. Even though you will miss them and may feel sad, encourage them to have a really good time with their other parent.2. Get into ...
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Separating couples: Tackling the tensions of still living together

We are living in strange and challenging times. Covid-19 has drastically changed our role and place within our family, at home and work. We have had to alter our habits and how we use our home and other spaces. Stress, conflict, uncertainty and feeling unsettled may be the consequences of such changes, which can, in turn, be the last straw for a ma...
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Child Contact during lockdown 2

 No sooner had clarity been obtained as to how child contact would work within and across the tier system, than the government announced its suspension in England. From 5 November 2020, a 4-week lockdown will begin. Thankfully though, the position on child contact is very much clearer this time around. What the lockdown means for families Just...
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Guidance UK-EU cross-border maintenance disputes from 1 January 2021

This guidance explains the changes to UK-EU cross-border maintenance disputes from 1 January 2021. It is intended for people involved in family law disputes. If you are a legal professional, please refer to the guidance for legal professionals. If you are currently or soon to be involved in a case that you think may be affected by this you should s...
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