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Increasing Numbers of Divorcing Couples Going Without Legal Help

September 26, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

An estimated two thirds of divorce cases currently within the family courts involve one party who is does not have the representation of a lawyer. The newly appointed chair of Resolution Jo Edwards has expressed concerned that cuts to legal aid and overcrowded public courts have resulted in increasing numbers of couples finding themselves without legal support. "People are just giving up and not seeing their children because they don't know how to go about it," Edwards commented. With the courts stretched to their limit, the process is becoming ever more protracted as separating couples attempt to work out settlements and custody issues without the experience necessary to do so. "People who represent themselves are not negotiating,” ...

How to Tell Your Children You’re Getting Divorced

August 23, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

Communication during a divorce can be extremely difficult, especially when you have to explain such an emotional situation to children. Whatever else you say, you must make sure your kids understand that even though you will no longer be together as parents, it doesn’t mean that you don’t love them, and make it very clear that it is not your children's fault. A mediator-solicitor is an excellent choice for separating parents as they offer advice, support, and a practical method of divorce that keeps the needs of children and the family in mind at all times. Your mediator will also be able ...

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