alcohol abuse

The implications of alcohol misuse and family arrangements

The implications of alcohol misuse and family arrangements   While many adults drink alcohol responsibly, unfortunately, there is a significant percentage of the adult population in England that misuse alcohol. Government statistics for 2020 show that over half a million adults in England were admitted to hospital, primarily due to excessive alcohol consumption.   When…

Mediation

Preparing for family mediation

Preparing for family mediation   Mediation is regularly used in family law to assist couples to reach an agreement about their financial separation and any arrangements for children, avoiding the need to go to court. If you and your former partner have agreed to participate in mediation, what should you expect and how should you…

separation

Do we need to formalise our separation?

Do we need to formalise our separation?   If you are coming out of a relationship, whether you were cohabiting, married or in a civil partnership, you may be asking if you need to formalise that separation. A separation agreement is a formal contract which can be agreed between you and your former partner to…

Mediation

What to expect during mediation following separation

What to expect during mediation following separation   If you are attending mediation to resolve disagreements about some decisions relating to relationship breakdown, separation or divorce, you might be wondering what this involves.   A mediator is an independent person that is trained and accredited to assist you in identifying the issues in dispute and…