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Practical children matters: do we have to agree on all parenting matters?

This is the last in our series of blogs talking about the practical side of arrangements for children. We have talked about what you need to sort out, whether children can cope with two homes, and how to have that difficult conversation with them about separation. In this blog we’re talking whether parents have to agree on all aspects of parenting. This is a tough subject for many separating parents. Often differences in parenting can have been a factor in…

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Practical children matters: how do we tell them we’re separating

This is the third blog looking at practical realities of making arrangements for children as part of a divorce or separation. You can also look at the blog looking at what arrangements you need to make and also a blog looking at whether children can cope with having two homes and two bedrooms. Another question we get asked is how do we tell our children we’re separating?  It is not unusual for couples to come into family mediation and use…

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Practical children matters: what do we have to sort out?

This is our second blog talking about practical children issues.  In the last blog in this series we looked at whether children can adjust to having two homes and two bedrooms.  In this blog we’re talking about what do you actually have to sort out. This is something that can be confusing for parents. Many parents assume that there is some kind of central body that they have to register with, or someone they have to report their arrangements too.…

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Practical children matters: can children cope with two homes?

In a new series of blogs we’re looking at the practical side of making arrangements for children. This week we’re asking whether children can cope with two homes. It is something that comes up a lot in mediation – is it better to have one home and see the other parent, or should children have two homes and two bedrooms? Firstly, it is important to bear in mind that there is very little law on what arrangements parents should make…

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Bringing the “alternative” into dispute resolution

This is the last in our series of blogs looking at giving help to you to navigate your separation. The aim of this series has been to look at the issue of separation from different angles and give you things to think about that will hopefully help you through this process (both the administrative and financial process and the emotional healing process). We have talked about the grief of divorce and how real this is. We have also talked about…

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Your divorce, your decisions

This is the third blog in a slightly different series focusing on you and your separation and what might help you at any given moment. In this series we’ve looked at the grief of divorce and we’ve taken a more holistic focus looking at the energy of divorce and the link between thoughts, emotions and mental and physical health problems.   To watch the video talking about what to do in the immediate aftermath of a separation click on the…

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The energy of divorce

In our second blog we’re looking at something that isn’t much talked about in the legal world of divorce issues because it’s not necessarily tangible. But we believe in a holistic approach at LKW Family Mediation and we feel that not everyone is the same so we like to talk about anything that we feel is related to separation in case it is helpful to you. So in this blog we’re talking about energy. You can look at our first…

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The grief of divorce

In a new series of blogs we’re really turning the focus on to you. If you’ve recently separated from a partner and feel like you’re struggling then this next series of blogs will give you some food for thought on how to take care of yourself and move forward. We’ll be covering some more holistic ideas such as the grief of divorce and talking about the energy of divorce, as well as giving you other ideas that might help you…

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Common communication problems in separation: what do you do when it’s gone really badly wrong?

This is the last in our series of blogs looking at communication. We’ve talked about how having the right tools can help you communicate better, how being at different places in the grieving cycle can impact on communication and given some tips for listening that can help improve communication. What happens when communication really has broken down? When a couple has separated a complete breakdown in communication might look like one of these: • You are fearful about talking to…

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Common communication problems in separation: do you have the right tools?

In this third blog in the series talking about communication we’re talking about having the right tools to enable good and constructive communication to take place. We have already blogged about tips for good listening which can be a game changer in improving your communication skills, as well as how being at different points in the recovery process can impact upon your communication. To watch the video discussing this blog click on the video below: At school children are taught…

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