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A Better Way to divorce or separate

By | collaborative law, divorce, Law news, Mediation | No Comments

This week is Resolution’s third Family Dispute Resolution Week. It’s an awareness-raising campaign which aims to highlight the alternatives to court for separating couples and their families. There are events going on around the country to help spread the word that there are alternatives to courtroom battles for separating couples, and there’s been plenty of media coverage already on the surveys commissioned by Resolution about the effects of divorce on kids and the working economy (see e.g. here, here and here).  As you know, at CFLP we are keen on using the right horse for the course, and in many circumstances,…

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Keeping it out of court

By | Children, collaborative law, divorce, financial, Living together/cohabitation, Mediation, News, the emotional side, the family courts | One Comment

This week is National Family Dispute Resolution week (25-29 November 2013). Family lawyers, mediators, collaborative professionals, and those who work with children are coming together to raise awareness of alternatives to court for separating families.  There are events going on all over the country, and as always we’re involved! Our Adam Moghadas has been busy.  Not only was he a guest on BBC Radio Cambridge’s Drivetime show last week, he also attended the launch of the initiative on Monday 25 November at the House of Lords.  As well as enjoying the history and theatre of the place and spotting Black…

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What are my options?

By | Children, divorce, financial, Mediation | No Comments

At CFLP we believe in putting you, our client, firmly in control of choices during separation and divorce, and are expert at making sure you are fully informed so you can make the right decisions for you and your family. This is therefore a short blog that collects together all of the different ways in which it is possible to sort out arrangements for a changed family – whether about finances or about children. You can find more details about each of these processes here. Mediation Mediation is a voluntary, confidential process particularly suitable for couples where there remains an…

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Too much choice in divorce?

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Every year, the accountancy firm Grant Thornton publishes a survey which details the opinions of those whom it considers to be the country’s top family lawyers (including us!): 139 responded this year. It looks at the work done by these lawyers in the preceding year – so, 2011 – and sometimes makes for interesting reading. We thought we’d take a look and see how our experiences compare with the others who were surveyed. And if you want to read it yourself, you can find it here. The headline splashed across the top of the press release asks whether there are…

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