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COVID-19 guidance for children and families

Source: COVID-19 guidance for children and families  Cafcass has put together the following guidance to support children and families as the situation surrounding COVID-19 develops. We will do everything we can to help you and make sure that ou...
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Do not sabotage your divorce

By Wendi Schuller

Your behaviour in divorce has an impact on its outcome.

Attempting to score points with verbal sparring against your opponent (spouse) may temporarily feel like a victory.

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When parents separate they need to find a new way for the family dynamics to work.

By Sarah Brookes, Brookes Family Mediation.

The breakdown of a relationship is very often extremely stressful and upsetting, particularly so when children are involved. It can be incredibly difficult not to allow feelings of hurt or anger to influence the important decisions that need to be made for yours and your children’s future. Family mediation helps people who are separating, or have separated, to discuss and agree on the future arrangements for children and/or finances. Family mediators are professionally trained to manage and support constructive discussions, and to do so in an entirely impartial and non-judgemental way; towards achieving agreed solutions. Mediated agreements are less likely to break down than arrangements ordered by the court. Government studies (2004-2010) indicate that mediation provides more sustainable resolutions than the court process.

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What are the benefits of resolving financial matters in mediation as opposed to within Court proceedings?

Written by Sally Clarke, FMA board Secretary

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