Category Archives: Family Mediation

Considering Separation or Divorce?

Posted by Louisa on 10 December 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

Considering separation or divorce? This is a guest blog by Karen Marshall from Love Coaching You.  There is a link to Louisa and Karen’t joint facebook live talking about this further down the page.  Karen can be found via the following links: LoveCoachingYou.com Twitter@LoveCoachingYou FB@LoveCoachingYou Considering separation or divorce is an emotive question and will mean something different to everyone… Read More »

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Should we stay together for the kids?

Posted by Nick Arora on 03 December 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

This is a topic that comes up in family mediation from time to time. We sometimes see a couple who recognise that their relationship is not working well and one has taken the decision to end it but the other felt they should have stayed together until the children left home so as not to ‘break up the family’. This… Read More »

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What is a good divorce?

Posted by Nick Arora on 26 November 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

This is a particularly leading question for some of the people that come to us for family mediation. How on earth can a divorce ever be good we can hear people saying. Well sometimes both parties accept that the relationship has reached the end of the road and that it needs to end and they want to do it as… Read More »

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Do you need a lawyer when you separate?

Posted by Nick Arora on 19 November 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

This is a question that we get asked a lot by clients that have come directly to family mediation rather than seeking advice from a lawyer first. Often both clients have come to the conclusion that their relationship has reached the end of the road at the same time. They want to maintain an amicable relationship and they have some… Read More »

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They didn’t see the children that much anyway……….

Posted by Louisa on 12 November 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

Lots of the blog posts we put up come from conversations with clients or things we see a lot in family mediation.  We are always of the view that if one separating couple is struggling with someone then another separating couple may well be too and it would be helpful to put some guidance and support out there to help… Read More »

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What’s new in 2019?

Posted by Louisa on 05 November 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

From the moment I set up LKW Family Mediation I have had an almost constant stream of ideas for things that would benefit clients and help with life after separation and coping with divorce.  I also wanted to assist other professionals to help clients too, and to understand more about family mediation.  The difficulty has always been having enough time… Read More »

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Do you need therapy when you separate?

Posted by Louisa on 29 October 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

Talking about mental health issues is something that has been in the news a lot lately and this is important to help to reduce the stigma surrounding emotional and brain chemistry problems.  In mediation meetings we always like to know whether anyone has had counselling, whether they found it helpful, and whether they are open to trying this in the… Read More »

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Why do people end up in court?

Posted by Louisa on 22 October 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

The family justice system is struggling with the number of people using the court system, a lack of judges, the demands on support services like CAFCASS and the unreasonable demands that many of those using the system have.  This means that by the time you have got to the first hearing in your application you could often have had at… Read More »

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Arrangements for Children: Review and take stock

Posted by Louisa on 15 October 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

We have recently been doing a series of blogs focusing on how you can minimise the effects of your separation on your children.  Tip number 5 was to review the arrangements that you have made.  We suggest that you check in with each other regularly (say every 3 to 6 months depending on how long you think the arrangements need… Read More »

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Stopping things turning nasty

Posted by Louisa on 08 October 2018 in categories: Blog , Family Mediation

When you separate from a partner there can be a whole myriad of emotions.  Anger, resentment and fear are common and it is sometimes from a place seeped with these emotions that each party reacts.  When you react from a place of anger or fear you can often be seen as being aggressive or threatening.  A defensive reaction is often… Read More »

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