Family Mediation

  • Make Family Mediation a Priority

    Make Family Mediation a Priority

    Between April and July 2013, 22% more applications were made to the court than during that same period in 2012. This is an interesting statistic because April 2013 was the time when legal aid was removed for the vast majority of family… Read More

  • Family mediation - compulsory or not?

    Family mediation - compulsory or not?

    We are often asked the question ‘do we need to attend mediation before going to court?' The answer is both yes and no. Since April 2011, all parties to a potential court application have been expected to… Read More

  • Fuzzy Logic – New Rules for Child Benefit

    Fuzzy Logic – New Rules for Child Benefit

    As of 7th January 2013, Child Benefit payments became dependant on an individual parent’s income and ceased to be a universal welfare payment paid to all parents with the care of a child. This means that people with annual income over a… Read More

  • Shared Parenting: A New Father’s Perspective

    Shared Parenting: A New Father’s Perspective

    Two things have happened since my blog in June about the proposed changes to legislation on shared parenting. Firstly, my wife gave birth to our first child; and secondly, the Department of Education have introduced the wording for the… Read More