Dating after Divorce

During the divorce process it is very hard for most to imagine ever finding love again and dating, even though the previous marriage is over. Many mediators and solicitors talk about a ‘child-centred divorce’ which is how parties are expected to approach a divorce...

What is a Parenting Plan and what are the benefits?

What is a Parenting Plan and what are the benefits? What is a Parenting Plan and what are the benefits? A Parenting Plan is a written document that parents make on the practical aspects of parenting when they separate and divorce. They are designed to give each parent...

On divorce, be the adult you hope your children will be

On divorce, be the adult you hope your children will be What do I mean by ‘On divorce be the adult you hope your children will be‘? Well, it’s very easy not to be adult when we are hurt, angry and in pain. We lash out, say things we don’t...

Co-parenting During The Holidays and Beyond

Co-Parenting during the holidays and beyond Co-parenting during the holidays and beyond? It only feels like 5 minutes since Christmas, and what with Pancake Day already out of the way, we’re on the countdown to Easter. Perhaps it  feels a bit too soon (at least...

How to support your children through divorce

How to support your children through divorce Last week, I attend a refresher seminar on the Voice of the Child in Mediation. It was a timely reminder of how easy it can be to be unconscious of how to support your children through divorce. When you are getting...