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Archive for the ‘Alternative Dispute Resolution’ Category

Jul 11


Family arbitration gives couples who are experiencing a break up the chance to resolve disputes by working with an arbitrator. There are some situations where arbitration might not be suitable, for example if you need to get evidence from third parties or there is a risk that your partner might try to hide assets, but  [ Read More ]

The aim of mediation is not to try to rescue a failing relationship. The mediator’s role is to provide independent, professionally support to help you and your ex work towards an agreement about issues like the arrangements for your children or sorting out what to do about financial issues like what to do with your  [ Read More ]

Feb 03

Why mediate?

When your family is facing challenges, it can be worth thinking about trying to narrow or resolve issues with the help of mediation. You may contact a mediator directly or your solicitor may refer you. Mediators are trained to try to help resolve disputes over all issues faced by separating couples, including specific issues like  [ Read More ]

Jo Edwards, the Chair of Resolution this week summed up the positive approach taken by Resolution members to relationship breakdowns: “While Resolution supports getting marriage right and advocates marriage counselling where there are marital difficulties, we encourage getting divorce right where the marriage is unsalvageable”. She added: ‘Whether we like it or not, sometimes parents  [ Read More ]

A Government scheme, effective from 3 November 2014, means a single family mediation session can be had free for both people even if only one of them qualifies for legal aid. Previously, there was an imbalance if only person was entitled to legal aid because the other person had to pay. This initiative has been brought in  [ Read More ]

Changes in the availability of legal aid took effect in April this year.  People whose limited resources had previously allowed them to qualify for support with legal costs where no longer eligible.  This meant that many people facing disputes with former partners about their children, divorces and sorting out matrimonial finances could no longer access  [ Read More ]

The Ministry of Justice has published a survey which looked at the public’s perception of Family Courts. Over 25% of those surveyed felt unable to express any view about their confidence in the Courts but, 48% of those who were surveyed felt very or fairly confident that the family courts took account of both parents’  [ Read More ]

Dec 11

APPy days?

The decisions which you make about your relationships can be some of the most important choices which you make, so if you have any queries, make sure that you get as much help as you can. The Department for Work and Pensions has launched a web app, called “Sorting out Separation”, which gives general advice  [ Read More ]

A Resolution survey showed that most people in the UK believe that putting children’s interests first or avoiding conflict are the most important factors when going through divorce. The national family law association reported showed that: 78% of us say that putting children’s interests first would be their most or second most important consideration in  [ Read More ]

The collaborative family law process is a relatively new way of dealing with family disputes that aims to minimise the pain and conflict which can often result. In collaborative law, a couple’s key decisions about the future are made together – face to face – with the support of specially trained solicitors, rather than by  [ Read More ]