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Costs Of Mediation – Can I Get Free Mediation?

The costs of family mediation can vary dramatically depending on the hourly rate of the mediator and the number of sessions required. The complexity of the dispute and how willing each party is to compromise will also vary from case to case. According to the Family Mediation Council’s survey from 2019, the proportion of mediation … Continue reading Costs Of Mediation – Can I Get Free Mediation?

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Separated Parents and Children’s Arrangements on Lockdown During the Covid-19 Pandemic

As we approach the seventh week of lockdown there has been an increase in reports of separated parents in conflict over arrangements for their children. Whilst some parents have continued with the contact arrangements previously agreed, there has been an increase in some parents either finding it hard to adhere to their Child Arrangement Orders … Continue reading Separated Parents and Children’s Arrangements on Lockdown During the Covid-19 Pandemic

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How Families Can Survive the Covid-19 Lockdown

As we go into April 2020, families across the UK and indeed the world find themselves in uncharted waters as the lockdown continues. Our worlds have all been turned upside down as we batten down the hatches to wait for new developments on this global pandemic Covid-19. Parents across the nation are facing new challenges … Continue reading How Families Can Survive the Covid-19 Lockdown

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Divorced Parents – New Year Resolutions and Tips for Better Parenting

Here we are again in January, the start of the new year and a new decade. January is a time for resolutions, bettering oneself and kicking bad habits. It is not surprising therefore that January is also a time when couples and parents decide to separate or divorce as part of making hopeful positive changes … Continue reading Divorced Parents – New Year Resolutions and Tips for Better Parenting

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How To Handle Christmas For Separated Parents – Putting The Children First

  Christmas is here again and for many people it is a time to get together with family and reach out to extended family to enjoy the festivities together. However, for some people who have recently separated from a partner or spouse, new arrangements will need to be made. If the separation is civil and … Continue reading How To Handle Christmas For Separated Parents – Putting The Children First

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Tips For Parenting Children Who Have Two Homes

Shared Parenting is becoming a much more common way to bring up children after divorce or separation. With both parents now taking a much more active role in bringing up their children these days as apposed to the more traditional roles in times gone by. Whilst there are so many positive aspects to parenting in … Continue reading Tips For Parenting Children Who Have Two Homes

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When Separated Parents Remarry – Through The Children’s Eyes

When a family breaks up and parents separate there can be some unsettled times ahead for everyone, particularly the children. They must get used to their parents living in two separate houses and possibly moving to a new school too. Sometimes all too soon new partners arrive on the scene bringing a whole host of … Continue reading When Separated Parents Remarry – Through The Children’s Eyes

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Back To School – Guide To Managing Term Time For Separated Parents

As the long summer holiday draws to a close, there will be parents all over Devon (and the rest of the UK) who will be relieved that school starts back next week. If you are working parents, you will have been juggling your childcare and work commitments for the last 6 weeks which can be … Continue reading Back To School – Guide To Managing Term Time For Separated Parents

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End of an Era – The Big Move to Totnes

We set up Progressive Mediation in 2010, with a clear vision of providing affordable family mediation in Bristol. Now, after nearly 20 years, we have taken the decision to move down to Totnes to continue to provide our mediation services in South Devon. We feel we have achieved so much during our time in Bristol, … Continue reading End of an Era – The Big Move to Totnes

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Reform of the Divorce Process – No-Fault Divorce

The UK Government plans to reform the current divorce process to make several changes including removing the necessity for either or both parties to claim a ‘fault’ with the other if they wish to divorce. Last month, in April 2019, the Government confirmed they would go ahead with the planned changes and introduce new legislation, … Continue reading Reform of the Divorce Process – No-Fault Divorce

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Long Distance Mediation via Skype for Separating Couples

Ideally, mediation sessions for separating couples work best if both parties can be present in the same room with their mediator. However, this is not always possible with people living greater distances apart with heavy work commitments or perhaps child care issues. Some couples may even live in different countries after they separate. Also, if … Continue reading Long Distance Mediation via Skype for Separating Couples

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Arrangements for Children after Separation – The Importance of Compromise

When parents decide to separate, one of the biggest decisions that they must make is how to arrange the schedule for their children. Who will be the main carer? How often will the other parent see the children? In theory, there are many options open to explore and discuss, but often emotions are running high … Continue reading Arrangements for Children after Separation – The Importance of Compromise

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New Year’s Resolutions for Separating Couples

Here we are again at the start of a new year, and tradition dictates that we should all be turning over a new leaf of some sort. It is a time of reflection, looking at the previous year and then planning how we can better ourselves over the coming year. For divorced or separating couples, … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions for Separating Couples

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Effects of Conflict Between Parents on Their Children

Conflict between separated parents can have catastrophic effects on children. That knowledge can sometimes encourage parents in conflict on to make changes to the way they relate to each other. Anyone can make changes in the way they relate to each other, although it is not easy. Why does conflict between parents have such a … Continue reading Effects of Conflict Between Parents on Their Children

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Family Mediation Services now available in Totnes

It is with great pride and excitement that we announce that we now provide all of our mediation services in Totnes and the surrounding South Devon areas. By opening a new branch of Progressive Mediation in Totnes, we are able to extend the reach of our services to a new area of the South West, … Continue reading Family Mediation Services now available in Totnes

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Fun Things to do with the Kids this summer in Bristol – 2018

Schools are out and parents have a long 6 weeks to find things to do with their kids. The British weather has certainly not let us down this year, with the amazing sunshine we have been enjoying so far! Even if you are working parents there will still be time to do some fantastic things … Continue reading Fun Things to do with the Kids this summer in Bristol – 2018

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New Parenting Coordination Services in Bristol and Totnes

We are proud to announce that we can now offer parenting coordination services to parents in Bristol, Totnes and surrounding areas. These services are relatively new in the UK, but have been very popular in the United States and Canada in the last few years. The idea of having a parent coordinator is to help … Continue reading New Parenting Coordination Services in Bristol and Totnes

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Taking your new Partner on Holiday with your Kids

  Families come in all shapes and sizes these days and holiday time can mean organising trips with a mixture of children from different relationships, new partners, step parents and many variations. There are many guides and articles online designed to help the parent who has been left behind; with guidance on what do to … Continue reading Taking your new Partner on Holiday with your Kids

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Direct Consultation for Children over the age of 10

When parents decide to separate it can be a very difficult time for everyone involved. The age of the child needs to be considered when determining how involved they should be the decisions concerning the arrangements for them. Babies and toddlers will obviously have little understanding of what is happening and wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading Direct Consultation for Children over the age of 10

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Insecurities in Children with Separated Parents

This is obviously a massive topic and a very complex one. It is very important to point out that children can react very differently to situations and no two families are the same either. It is also important to emphasise that children become stressed in any situation where they don’t feel secure, so it can … Continue reading Insecurities in Children with Separated Parents

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