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What is Conscious Uncoupling?

April 07, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

In case you’ve been stuck under a rock for the last week, the latest buzzword in separation and divorce is ‘Conscious Uncoupling’, cited as the method of choice for Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin when they announced their recent split. The idea of  ‘Conscious Uncoupling’ has made waves in the press as a ‘new form of divorce’, but while it certainly raises awareness of the potential for non-antagonistic separation processes, the attempt to find a solution to dispute resolution that minimises damage to families is nothing new. There are several established alternatives to court divorce that offer exactly this ...

Taking a Positive Approach to Divorce

December 30, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

In the midst of a divorce, positivity can be hard to find, but taking an optimistic and open approach to separation may help you find an even more beneficial outcome for your family. There are several alternatives to court which provide extra support and understanding for couples going through separation, including collaborative family law, mediation, and arbitration. Finding a way to get past a betrayal or a difficult relationship can feel insurmountable, but over time – and with the right help – working through the issues of your marriage during your divorce can help you to move on afterwards. Mediation, arbitration and family law all offer ...

Alternatives to Court-based Divorce

January 02, 2013  |   Posted by :   |   Blog

Arbitrators, mediation-trained lawyers and collaborative family law solicitors can be vital in helping couples and families find the right ways to resolve relationship breakdown without the need to go to court. But according to Resolution, only 50% of separating couples would consider an alternative to court when getting divorced, despite the availability of options which can reduce both the stress and cost of separation. "Non-court based solutions […] often prove less stressful and less expensive than a lengthy courtroom battle.” Liz Edwards, chair of Resolution explained. “For some couples, court is the only option; but for the vast majority there are other, more suitable solutions which make the difficult process of break-up that much less stressful." The main ...

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