The value of a family business or business interest is treated as an asset and therefore part of the matrimonial pot to be distributed when it comes to negotiating a financial settlement on divorce or...
When meeting with clients to discuss their succession planning, many cannot recall whether their property is held jointly as joint tenants or jointly as tenants in common. The distinction is that with...
family law, mediation, dispute resolution, access to justice
This article’s starting point is the surprising news that a process now being promoted by the Government primarily to save money, actually brings significant benefits - not just in reducing the deficit, but in aiding separating couples - and especially parents.
Meta Title :Family mediation: better not just cheaper (£)
Meta Keywords :family law, mediation, dispute resolution, access to justice
Canonical URL :
Trending Article :
Prioritise In Trending Articles :
Nov 6, 2014, 09:30 AM
Article ID :107673
Mike Stepan, Mediator, MiD Mediation and Counselling Ltd
This article’s starting point is the surprising news
that a process now being promoted by the Government primarily to save money, actually
brings significant benefits - not just in reducing the deficit, but in aiding
separating couples - and especially
It then identifies a number of specific advantages for those people,
which apply not just in relation to short-term decision making, but also in the
longer-term, through the re-discovery of the ability to communicate.
It goes on
to explain and detail the particular virtues of the ‘emotion-inclusive’ model
of mediation, which allows people the space and time to set out their feelings,
and their reactions to what is happening. This can help both parties to gain
insights about each other, and reach a shared conclusion which can help them
face a separate future in a much more positive state of mind.
The article also
emphasises that family mediation specialists are not just there to listen empathetically;
they have the skills and training to help their clients make the many vital and
difficult decisions about what they need to do, when navigating the complex
voyage which separating and divorcing couples embark on. The full version of this article appears in the November 2014 issue of Family Law.
Online subscribers can access the full version here.