Divorce: Judges Must Embrace A Different Approach

Jane Robey | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK
Jane Robey

Transformative change could be a few heartbeats away, as long as the will exists. Judges and courts could manage their parenting, property and money dispute cases in a fresh way, using their existing powers to better effect, whilst seriously protecting the families' right to a private life. A novel approach to writing a verdict is one thing: but it's time for judges to use their imaginations in a completely different way.

Online Mediation - Why I Believe In Face-To-Face Mediation

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Mary Banham-Hall

We know poor communication is at the heart of misunderstandings and causes conflict. Understanding and managing this conflict is vital to mediation an...

Politicians Must Start Focusing On A Different Divorce Bill

Jane Robey | Posted 05.05.2017 | UK Politics
Jane Robey

With Brexit dominating the general election campaign, politicians of all colours need. to explain how they will tackle a divorce bill that's much closer to home: the £48 billion annual cost to the UK economy of family breakdown.

Government Family Policy Groundhog Day

Jane Robey | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Politics
Jane Robey

Brexit is the divorce on everyone's lips. It seems to be the only thing on Ministers' and policy-makers' minds too. It's fair to say that almost all government decisions now and for some time to come will be influenced by the UK's split from the European Union.

I've Launched A Petition To Stop Rocketing Legal Costs

Mary Banham-Hall | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK
Mary Banham-Hall

I've just launched a Petition on calling for the existing court rule that legal costs must be proportionate to the value of the dispute to ...

The Brexit Stalemate: Could The UK Learn Something From Its Church?

Mia Forbes Pirie | Posted 26.08.2017 | UK Politics
Mia Forbes Pirie

It is unusual times when the Church is more progressive than the State but we may actually be in such times. Britain has reached a place where polarized views and a lack of respect between the people who hold those views predominates. As the country staggers around in shock, we are all showing our uglier sides.

What Lies Behind TV's 'Mr v Mrs: Call The Mediator'

Jane Robey | Posted 28.06.2017 | UK Parents
Jane Robey

Millions of TV viewers are currently seeing a glimpse of a hidden, private side of divorce, as BBC Two's 'Mr v Mrs: Call The Mediator' lifts the lid on separated couples trying to sort future arrangements.

Cheap Splits: Gary Lineker and Scoring a Budget Divorce

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK
Fiona Hotston Moore

You have to hand it to Gary Lineker: great on the pitch, skilled broadcaster and apparently a divorce grand master. Who knew? The - let us assume - v...

People Who Can Help You During Divorce

Liz Copeland | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Copeland

Whilst this may be a time where you feel like doing nothing more than shutting yourself away from the rest of the world, you will need the support of others in both a formal and informal way to get through this. The challenge is choosing who can support you, and in what way?

Meditate at Work: Why Not?

Brigid Moss | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Brigid Moss

Monday is Red magazine's first #RedMonday, a focus on all positive things for mental health on the most trying day of the week. The idea is to make everyone in the office - along with all our Red family (readers, associates, colleagues, supporters) - to try out meditation, see if it might become our new healthy habit.

How Mediation Can Help Resolve a Technology Dispute

Andrew Tibber | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Tibber

Commercial conflict is an unpleasant fact of business life. Previously secure relationships can break down when commercial interests start to diverge. Relationships may end amid mutual recriminations. Competitors may raise claims of intellectual property rights infringement or other unlawful interference with their contractual relations.

Forgiveness Without Tears

Ruby Wax | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I woke up this morning with that agony that fills your body when you're deep in the depths of despair. There are people who think emotional pain isn't as bad as physical pain but here's the rub, there's empirical evidence that physical pain and emotional pain are registered in the exact same region of the brain.

How Did Meditation Get So Cool?

David Rivers | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Rivers

Scroll through just about any lifestyle website or magazine, and you will have noticed a big influx in advice on the benefits of meditation. It seems every week is met with new studies from a team of researchers about its health benefits.

Why the Government's Divorce Reforms Will Lead to More Prolonged and Costly Separations

James R Brown | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
James R Brown

Mediation involves couples holding discussions, led by a trained mediator, to reach agreements out of court, which can then be made legally binding and enforceable by a court order. It's long been a favourable option for couples who are willing, and able, to reach an agreement without discussions becoming clouded by emotion.

A Little More Conversation: How Mediation Law Change Can Help Take the Element of Dispute From Divorce

Sarah Thompson | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Thompson

Relationship breakdown is seldom easy for those involved. In some instances, emotions are so raw that the fracture can lead to an irreconcilable breakdown in communication.

Facing a Christmas Divorce? Collaborate, Don't Aggravate

Philippa Cunniff | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philippa Cunniff

There's no way to broach the subject of divorce at this time of year without feeling it somehow goes against the spirit of the season, but for a large number of families it's something which has to be faced very quickly after the last mulled wine has been drunk.

Social Media and Divorce

Suzy Miller | Posted 20.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Miller

Social media can undoubtedly be a positive medium when used appropriately to assist parting couples who have a difficult relationship but understand the benefits for their wider families and dependants if they can avoid a continuing antagonistic relationship.

eeding More Mindfulness in Education

Susie Pearl | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Susie Pearl

If we can teach our young people how to feel better and share some of the tools we have for getting better from the inside out, then our education system will improve dramatically over night. So too will children's learning potential. It's time to bring wellness and mindfulness deeper into the education process.

Divorce: Out of Control Legal Fees

Chris McIntosh | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chris McIntosh

For those of moderate means, the legal fee landscape is looking worse than ever. From April 2013 Legal Aid has only been available for matrimonial cases in very specific circumstances (such as where there have been incidents of domestic violence). This leaves many couples in the invidious position of having to choose between acting in person or spending disproportionate levels of the family assets on legal advice.

Mediation Is in the Spotlight as Government Finds Funds

Amanda McAlister | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Amanda McAlister

The cash-strapped Coalition announced on the 10th April they would be pumping £6.5million into projects aimed at helping separated parents "put their differences aside for the sake of their children". The announcement has put mediation in the spotlight as divorcees seek to minimise the impact of their split on their children.

One Mile Away - The Crime Wave That Ebbed Away

Penelope Gibbs | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Penelope Gibbs

England is a divided country, divided even in communities who have almost everything in common.

Why Do So Many Couples Split In January?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

New year, new spouse? The first week back at work means "Divorce Day" for the legal sectors, as husbands and wives begin to contact solicitors over th...

Balance Your Business Mind With Meditation

Oisin Browne | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Oisin Browne

In the same way that we exercise and watch our nutrition to keep in good shape you'll find that meditation is a key factor in running a healthy company.

The Ultimate Betrayal: What Drives a Separated Parent to do the Unthinkable?

Chris McIntosh | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK
Chris McIntosh

Every 10 days in England and Wales a child is killed by a parent (Home office Statistics from 2006/7 to 2010/11). What could ever drive a supposedly loving parent to kill his or her own children?

Divorcing on an Average Salary

Marc Lopatin | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lopatin

Divorce can be among the most painful and bruising episodes life can throw at you. And if you happen to be financing the entire process on an average salary, you'll have the added anxiety of keeping legal fees within your means to pay.