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Sorting out the Money: Do pensions matter?

This is the last in our series of blogs looking at Sorting out the Money. If you want to know how it all works, or get tips for dealing with property and mortgages , or understand more about maintenance following a separation then please have a look at the previous blogs. In family mediation we often talk about sorting out capital, income and pensions. The last two blogs have focused more on those initial areas and now we’re looking at…

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Sorting out the Money: What is Maintenance and when is it paid?

In this series of blogs we’re looking in detail at how to work out money following a separation. We’ve looked at how it works and property and mortgages already. In this blog we will be looking at maintenance and explaining the differences and when this is paid. There are two types of maintenance: Child maintenance and Spousal Maintenance. Child Maintenance is essentially maintenance paid to the parent the children are living with to help with the costs of housing, feeding,…

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Sorting out the Money: Practical tips for Property and Mortgage

In our second blog focusing on sorting out the money we’re talking about property and mortgages. This builds on our blog last week talking about how it works. There’s often a lot of talk amongst professionals about taking the emotion out of discussions and approaching negotiations in a business like manner. If you can do this then that’s great but this can often be challenging and especially so with regard to property. Discussions about property are often essentially about where…

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Sorting out the money: how does it work?

In a new series of blogs we’re turning our focus to the important issue of money and how you can sort out money related issues following a separation. As always we’ll be doing a Facebook Live on the Friday after the blog goes live to talk about the post in more detail. Processing how you feel emotionally following a separation is a complex process that can take quite some time. This emotional recovery is often hugely affected by concerns about…

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Keeping Children out of conflict: What are the benefits of getting it (mostly) right?

This is the last in our series of blogs looking at Keeping Children out of Conflict. If you haven’t looked at them yet then you can explore what it really means not to argue in front of the children, what to do when you’re not on the same page, and how can you know what your children are really feeling.  In this blog post we are looking at what the benefits are of getting it mostly right. We say mostly…

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Keeping Children out of conflict: How can you know how your children really feel?

This is our third in our series of blogs focusing on keeping children out of conflict. We have already talked about what it means not to argue in front of your children, and what to do when you really aren’t on the same page In this blog we are talking about how can you know how your children really feel? When we first meet with a client one of the questions we ask fairly early on is whether they’ve noticed…

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Keeping Children out of conflict: What to do when you’re not on the same page?

This is the second in our series of blogs on Keeping Children out of Conflict. Our first blog explained what it really means not to argue in front of them. In this blog we will be looking at what to do when you feel like you and your partner are not on the same page about anything. An issue we alluded to in our first blog. It can be really difficult when you feel like you and your partner cannot…

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Do millionaires divorce differently?

If you’ve ever wondered whether millionaires & billionaires divorce differently, then you are about to find out.  Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, who is reported to be worth $137 billion and the world’s richest man and his wife, Mackenzie, of 25 years, have recently announced they are going to be divorcing.  So how are the divorces of millionaires different from the less wealthy?  Here are our top takeaways for how the top 1% divorce differently: Millionaires have the means to…

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Keeping children out of conflict: What it really means not to argue in front of them?

If you ask those not currently in the difficult swamp of having relationship issues then they may find the idea of not arguing in front of children a more simple concept. For those who are finding each day with their partner difficult, or waiting for the right time to break the news that they want out – or on the other side of that conversation, it can be a minefield. The ideal dream of keeping the tension away from the…

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Our top 5 tips to get the best out of attending family mediation?

If you’ve both made the decision that resolving issues arising out of your separation in family mediation is the way forward then you may wonder how you can get the best out of the process. You may wish to ensure the discussions are as constructive as possible; you might want to consider how you can keep the costs down by reducing the number of sessions; or you might just want to give it the best chance of delivering you a…

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