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Talking to children about divorce

Christopher Myles
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This is an interesting article on helping children survive divorce and how talking to them at the right time about their parents divorcing can help play a part in how they react and deal with feelings of anxiety and helplessness. Our Family Law team are here...

Anger and vengeance affect the outcome of your divorce

Christopher Myles
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This is an excellent article by Mary S Brock and well worth reading. The Family Law team at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors can provide you with help and advice if you are separating or going through divorce . We have specialists who can help you with...

Advice on talking to pre-teen children about divorce

Christopher Myles
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Insightful advice on how the age of your children will affect how they react to the news and changing circumstances brought about by your divorce from M. Gary Neuman, licensed family counsellor and Florida Supreme Court-certified family mediator. No two...

Divorce and telling children

Christopher Myles
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What to tell your spouse before you tell the kids about the divorce! This is a really positive article by By Rosalind Sedacca, CCT the author of the new ebook, How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? for parents to read and act on before they sit their...

Family Mediation - money and property decisions

Christopher Myles
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How can family mediation help with decisions about money and property? Whether or not you have children , divorce and separation can be a financial minefield, with issues around money and property feeling like they take over. Questions like, what will...

Family Mediation - conversations worth having

Christopher Myles
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The Family Mediation Council has published the results of its 2019 Family Mediation Survey to coincide with Family Mediation Week, taking place from 20th-24th January 2020. Professional family mediators act as neutral third parties to help ex-partners have...

Advice on mediation if you are separating or divorcing

Christopher Myles
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Don’t draw the battle lines – mediation and the collaborative approach can be a positive step when separating or divorcing With Christmas festivities passed and New Year well and truly here, January is often a time to reflect on how happy or...

Insightful advice for divorced parents with teens

Christopher Myles
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Our family law experts are available to help and advise you if you have family issues you want to resolve. Our Family Mediation service can be useful to help parties involved communicate about problems and issues. Find out about our family law and family...

10 great advice tips for divorcing parents

Christopher Myles
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Following on from the previous blog about not letting divorce destroy your kids, here is part 2 of the list of great tips for sound guidelines for parents to follow. If you are a parent going through a divorce do look through these tips as one or two of...

Divorce doesn't have to destroy your kids

Christopher Myles
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These are sound guidelines with valuable suggestions to safeguard your children from the negative consequences of divorce. I am a trained Family Mediator and Collaborative Lawyer and can help provide you with help and advice to manage your separation and...

Divorcing when kids are young brings special challenges

Christopher Myles
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This is an interesting and thought provoking article by author Dr. Michelle Gollan (a USC graduate and a licensed Clinical Psychologist). Ending a relationship when there are children involved has many challenges and more so when they are younger children. ...

Co-parenting: For your children's sake

Christopher Myles
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Chris Myles, Head of Family Law and Family Mediator at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors shares this excellent advice from coach Sharon Shenker from a recent practical parenting tips publication. If you are separated or divorced and would like advice on...

How often will I see my children if we separate?

Greg Cross
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What are the rules on “contact”?   Questions often asked by clients going through separation. The short answer is there are no “rules” in terms of defining a child arrangement contact pattern as every family is different and...

What is Family Mediation and does it work?

Christopher Myles
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Mediation in itself is not a new concept although initial participation in Mediation was perhaps a little slow to take off. In more recent years Lawyers have increasingly encouraged couples to attend Mediation to resolve their family disputes whether in...

Dealing with Divorce or Separation stress

Christopher Myles
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At Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors we can offer you family mediation and collaborative law as a way to help you deal with your separation or divorce in a non-conflict way, benefiting everyone involved. Here's a good article by Sharon Shenker who has...

How Collaborative Lawyers can help you

Christopher Myles
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Move past anger with your ex-partner following a separation or divorce particularly in relation to children. I’m Chris Myles, Collaborative Family Lawyer and a Director of Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors. I recently read an article by Kristin Little, a...

Legal Aid Contract success

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Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors have had their Legal Aid Agency contract renewed to continue to be able to provide legal services to clients who are eligible for legal aid in relation to certain types of family matters. Chris Myles, Director and Head of Family...

Divorcing parents - Don't bring your battles to Court

Christopher Myles
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This blog gives a great insight into taking a positive approach to divorce, especially when children are involved and is well written by Rosalind Sedacca, a Divorce & Parenting Coach. You’re getting divorced and you’re angry, resentful,...

Key ways to making cooperative co-parenting work

Christopher Myles
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Children of divorce do best when both of their parents continue to be actively involved in their lives. It's the ongoing connection that makes the positive difference for these children, minimising the fact that their parents no longer live together. ...

Four ways to parent after divorce

Christopher Myles
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Parenting after divorce can be complex, frustrating and confusing. However, every day parents are coping with the challenges and raising happy, well-adjusted children. There are many factors that influence your effectiveness as a parent. Here are 4 major...

Positive steps to take when dealing with an ex partner

Christopher Myles
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These are four thought-provoking and positive steps post-divorce by Rosalind Sedacca (author of How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce?). If you would like advice on your separation or divorce or would like to explore how family mediation could work for...

5 ways to keep connected with your kids after divorce

Christopher Myles
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This is a thought-provoking and positive article with practical advice by Rosalind Sedacca (author of How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce?) on keeping connected with your children after a divorce. If you would like advice on your separation or divorce...

Dating after Divorce

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

Divorce and Family Mediation - 11 essential facts and trends

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The journey to raise awareness of Family Mediation continues following Family Mediation Week..  This infographic has been created to simplify divorce mediation and disputes with some interesting facts and trends.   Contact Chris Myles...

Clean Break? Not if you have children....

Christopher Myles
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Many years ago when someone said ‘I do’ it was for life. If a couple’s relationship took a turn for the worse, couples would work on their relationship and not just run to their nearest solicitor. This of course left many people trapped in...

3 ways to stop bickering in your relationship

Christopher Myles
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Many couples bicker over all sorts of trivial things. Especially when they have become more disconnected, this is where ridiculous arguments, over pointless things can become big issues. For example, couples bicker about the "right" way to pack the...

Nine things you should never do in your divorce

Christopher Myles
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This is a very interesting and thought provoking article to read by Karen Covy, author of “When happily ever after ends: how to survive your divorce – emotionally, financially and legally”, especially this time of year when divorce rates...

Divorce and Parenting - For Some It's No Big Deal!

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This is a very interesting article by Rosalind Sedacca, to the point and good advice. If you need help and advice with children matters, do not hesitate to contact a member of our Family Team at Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors Divorce and Parenting - For...

Your Family First - What is a Parenting Plan and what are the benefits?

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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 and their children clarity about when...

Data Protection; Get it Right

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has recently imposed fines on several organisations for data breaches: Hampshire County Council was fined 100,000 for failing to implement effective contingency plans to protect personal data when...

Collaborative lawyers go karting

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Resolution's biggest public-facing campaign of the year, Family Dispute Resolution Week, commenced on the 23rd November and kicked off with a speedy start! Members from York Collaborative Law Group undertook a go-karting challenge in aid of the national...

supporting parents to put #childrenfirst

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Week commencing 23 November 2015 has been Family Dispute Resolution Week and we have been supporting the campaign. To keep the information available for people to access, please see the links below you can visit to find out more information about...

#familylawmanifesto

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This week was the launch of the Resolution Manifesto for Family Law #familylawmanifesto, setting out what needs to change in the family justice system in order to improve the lives of separating and separated families across England and Wales. The...

A better way to divorce

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Divorce is devastating. But it doesn't have to be. There is a better way for you, your family and your children, which family law organisation Resolution is highlighting as part of Family Dispute Resolution Week 24-28 November. Watch the new video from...