Mediation Fact Sheets – Useful Information for Separating Couples

As mediators we cannot give anyone advice, but we can provide people with a lot of useful information based on research and our extensive experience as a solicitor (Frances), working for Cafcass (Charles) and as mediators. We can provide you with, for instance, information about the divorce process, about factors the court will take into account when making orders, the effects of separation on children, about how to communicate better as parents.

To help you access this information easily we have written a number of fact sheets that you can find on our website here, along with  our other mediation resources. We hope you find them useful.

Does the Children and Families Act 2014 introduce change to welfare check list?

The ‘welfare check list’ introduced into statute law in 1989 has proved to be invaluable to judges, courts and other professionals as a way of deciding what is best for a child. It lists, as follows the factors to be taken into account:

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