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Divorce law blog

Working together to ensure children use the internet and social media safely


22/05/2019   By: Hannah Wilson
Increasingly, there is a huge amount of research about the impact of social media on children. For example, the House of Commons published a report in January 2019 about the impact of social media and screen use on young peoples’ health.

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Where do I go for information about helping my child through our separation?


29/11/2018   By: Naomi Shelton
Whether you are a parent going through a separation or divorce or a child whose parents are

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Do lawyers and mediation mix? How you can use a lawyer during your mediation


12/10/2018   By: Andrew Moore
There is a misconception that you need to choose between mediation or instructing a solicitor. In reality, mediators and solicitors are not in competition. In fact, you are likely to get the best result for you and your family if you use both together as each has their own specific skills they will be able to use to help you reach an agreement with your ex.

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What about my child’s views – are they taken into account in mediation?


10/10/2018   By: Hannah Wilson
One of the many advantages of mediation is that it gives you the flexibility, time and space to discuss your child, future arrangements for them, and any difficulties they might be experiencing. This could range from where they go to school, to how they share their time between their parents, to whether they attend their classmates birthday parties, and who buys the birthday presents. You can set your own agenda in mediation, and discuss anything that is relevant to your child and your role as parents.

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Using iMA in mediation: are you spontaneous, controlling, cautious or precise?


09/10/2018   By: Alison Bull
It’s incredibly helpful to know what someone’s communication style is. And here at Mills & Reeve that’s exactly what we can help identify using an online questionnaire called iMA.

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My name is Andrew and I’m a family mediator


08/10/2018   By: Andrew Moore
Following almost a decade practicing as a family solicitor, I chose to train as a mediator. Why? At the time it seemed to be a sensible next step in my career; on a superficial level it would be another service, along with collaborative law, I could offer my clients in a bid to avoid a broken court system. There was however much more to the decision.

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What makes a relationship last?


06/08/2018   By: Anna Kaznowska
As family lawyers we see the consequences of relationships breaking down. However, partner Alison Bull has recently been involved in some fascinating research looking at the critical questions couples should ask themselves before embarking on a serious relationship.

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DivorceHotel – what’s it all about?


22/05/2018   By: Alison Bull
Let’s be honest, it doesn’t sound like the most joyous of places to take a relaxing holiday, does it? “What are you doing this weekend?” “Oh, I’m just taking a short break at the DivorceHotel.” You can imagine the response.

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Taking back control of separation with mediation


26/01/2018   By: Tim Whitney
There are many different emotions that accompany separation or divorce. One of the most common is the fear of uncertainty and the inevitable loss of control that comes with the breakdown of a relationship and the involvement of lawyers, judges and court proceedings.

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Don’t be scared of the MIAM!


25/01/2018   By: Andrew Moore
“MIAM” stands for mediation information assessment meeting. Contrary to its name, it’s an opportunity for those contemplating court action to learn about all of the non-court dispute resolution approaches, not just mediation, in a bid to avoid expensive and confrontational litigation which does little to support separating families.

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