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A law has been passed in Israel that will come into force in July. It requires couples to try mediation before they can obtain their divorce through the courts. read
As many of us turn our thoughts to making changes in the New Year, a good number are likely contemplating divorce. Turns out, January is a popular month to file for divorce for many Americans. read
For all contentious child cases now, counselling and mediation is required, with a pilot programme that includes a therapeutic interview with affected children. “We found that this helped parents appreciate the consequences of their actions on their children, with encouraging results." read
Families argue -- especially around the holidays. Overbearing in-laws, wayward teens, stepfamilies, elder care or antiquated parenting plans can turn a home into a war zone. While some situations are easily resolved, others can linger for months -- even years. Instead of allowing conflict to fester -- consider mediation. read
NFM's At-Court Mediation project successfully showed that couples who have become entrenched in conflict can, with the right help, find an exit from the courtroom drama and move on in a positive way. read
The number of people using mediation to resolve family disputes has risen, the UK government announced this week. In their figures for the third quarter of 2015 – July to September – the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) revealed that the number of mediation sessions started was 19 per cent higher than last year. read
he Ministry of Justice has published the latest legal aid statistics for July to September 2015. The number of mediation assessments fell sharply after the introduction of LASPO in April 2013, but over the last year the number of mediation assessments has stabilised at around half of pre-LASPO levels, despite quarterly fluctuations. read
It is not uncommon for married couples to take their children on vacation over Christmas, stay in the same hotel rooms and behave as though everything were normal— only to announce at the beginning of the new year they are getting a divorce, according to professionals who handle divorces. read
Across the Atlantic, the collaborative approach to separation is well-established. But why are so few UK lawyers up for it? Frances Sieber explains. read
Family lawyers should embrace early mediation as a creative tool that makes them more attractive to clients and helps them cast a net for a wider client base. read
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Prayer of the modern American: "Dear God, I pray for patience. And I want it right now."