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A Survival Guide to Living Together and Breaking Up

This guide is for you if you are in the process of splitting up with your partner who you have cohabited with. It will be helpful if you are still living together or if one of you has moved out. It will tell you what you need to think about, what the law says, and help you to find ways of agreeing arrangements with your ex. It will also remind you ...
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Family Mediators Welcome Government Voucher Scheme

Family Mediators Welcome Government Voucher Scheme Date: 26 March 2021The government has today announced that it is investing £1m in family mediation, to support families to resolve issues relating to children. Under the scheme, the Ministry of Justice will provide contributions of up to £500 per family, to resolve issues relating to children follo...
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Family Mediation - Focus On The Wellbeing Of The Whole Family


Three recently published reports each focus on different members of separated families. From them we learn that: Being in family court puts nearly half of fathers (44 per cent) at risk of clinical levels of distress (source: Families Need Fathers)Single parents, usually mothers, are more likely to experience severe problem debt than any other house...
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Where does the Court stand on childhood vaccinations?

Where does the Court stand on childhood vaccinations? This case relates to a mother and father who were in a relationship from 2004 to 2017, with two children born in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Following the breakdown of the relationship the parties tried mediation where they were unable to resolve their differences. The father then applied, in Ma...
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