Mediators Drafting Consent Orders

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The Family Mediation Council is consulting (closing 31st January) on whether, contrary to the present rules governing mediators, we should be allowed to draft consent orders. Mediators are governed by those rules whatever our professional background. For those who are … Continued

MIAMs Don’t Last Forever

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I don’t archive files until at least 4 months has passed from the end of a mediation, the reason being that the mediator can validly sign the court from within that timescale. Whilst I point out to clients who don’t … Continued

All About the Children

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Well not always although they are in fact almost always a presence even if one’s mediating with an older couple when it’s the grandchildren and whether their adult children can get their heads round their parents separating rather than adopting … Continued

The Power of a Number

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At last. Months after most of us paid the Family Mediation Council our money to register, we registered family mediators¬†have our numbers. Why is that so important? Well, as only accredited (FMCA) mediators can sign a court form following a¬† … Continued

Why Do We Mediate

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Mediation, why do we mediators do it? Well, let’s not be disingenuous. We aren’t saints so the primary reason is to earn a living. That isn’t however the whole story. I earned far more as a lawyer than I am … Continued