Maps

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This feels like poaching but it’s really not, just spreading a great idea. If any of you get the chance to attend a training course run by Michael Jacobs, do go. I’ve been on a couple now. He is personable … Continued

Fame at Last!

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Mediating itself presents quite enough challenges and frustrations. However the greatest frustration for me is the lack of wide public awareness about mediation itself. On the occasions when I work with a couple who patently understand what mediation offers them and who therefore use it to best … Continued

Limbo Land

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Statistics tell us that, out of all the divorces in the last year recorded, only about a quarter have a financial order. That is staggering in a country where home ownership is at a high level, let alone that there are … Continued

Disclosure in Financial Mediation

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Imagine being asked to slice up and serve a pie if you couldn’t see it. How on earth would you begin to distribute it fairly? Apply that analogy to the division of matrimonial finances and it’s immediately clear why substantive … Continued

Hearing Children

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The old saying that children should be seen but not heard applies widely on family separation. Their parents sort out arrangements direct, instruct their solicitors and apply to court. Theirs are the only voices entitled to be heard in our … Continued