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Court of Appeal declares findings against father ‘unsafe’

By | Children, Law news, Mediation, News, the family courts | No Comments

Findings of abuse and assault made against the father of three children were unsafe, the Court of Appeal ruled. The children – twin boys aged nine and their 12-year-old sister – saw their father regularly following the breakdown of the parents’ marriage in 2017, regularly staying overnight at his home. But then arguments between the parents began and the 12 year-old refused to continue seeing her father. In June 2019 the father threatened legal proceedings and the mother began to restrict the time the twins spent with the father to daytime visits. The father applied for a child arrangements order:…

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Good Divorce Week

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At CFLP, we are all proud members of Resolution, a community of family justice professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve issues surrounding family breakdown in a constructive way. As Resolution members, we will always seek to reduce or manage any conflict and confrontation, to support and encourage families to put the best interests of any children first, and to act with honesty, integrity and objectivity. We all are, or have been, involved with Resolution at local and national level: our Adam Moghadas is former Chair of the local Cambridge and West Suffolk group, our Tricia Ashton is…

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The Loss Cycle

By | divorce, FAQ, Mediation, News, the emotional side | No Comments

We’ve written previously about the emotional process of divorce or separation and at this time of year, it is worth revisiting how the loss of a relationship can affect you. For most people who experience it, the end of a committed relationship comes as a shock. Perhaps you have to go through a divorce or separation to understand how long shock can last: it is as often a long painful bewilderment as it is a clean cut catastrophe. For this reason, the process of getting through divorce/separation is often likened to the process of grieving over a death and parallels…

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Mr vs Mrs: Call the Mediator – Review

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We never really expected to do a TV review blog, but last week saw the start of a new three-part BBC fly-on-the-wall documentary series called “Mr vs Mrs: Call The Mediator” on BBC2. The series promises an intimate look at the lives of those separating, divorcing or working out co-parenting. Since it first aired last week, we’ve been questioned repeatedly about what we thought of it from a professional point of view. By the time this blog goes out on a Wednesday morning there will have been another episode, which you’ll be able to view on catch-up TV if you…

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