How to open up communications with your ex

Although there are a few miraculous couples who manage to go through the divorce process on completely friendly terms and quickly and efficiently finalise all the details, this is not true for the majority. By the very nature of a divorce there will have been a big breakdown in trust and communication. All the emotions

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Reduce Divorce Costs With Mediation

The emotional toil of going through the divorce process is stressful enough, but for many people the stress can be made much worse by the financial burden. Spiralling court costs and not knowing how much it will all come too can be terrifying for those who do not have enough means to fight their battles

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The legal pitfalls of surrogacy

Surrogacy seems to be making the news more and more often. The debates about the morality of surrogacy rage strongly, especially using a surrogate from a foreign country. But it is not just morality that prospective surrogate parents have to worry about, but also the legalities of their parentage rights over their new child. In

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How mediation can help with extended family

We have mentioned before how family courts can help reunite estranged grandchildren with their grandparents, but as with all family law matters it is best to avoid the courts altogether and work through the problems with the assistance of a family mediator. Grant Stephens Family Law in Cardiff offers a family mediation service and we

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Why Choosing The Right Mediator Matters

Since the changes that took place following the implementation of the Family Procedure Rules 2014 making it compulsory for separating and/or divorcing couples to attend an information meeting about mediation before any court action can be considered, there have been many articles explaining what mediation is. There is not however much information available to people

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