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What are the advantages of mediation in resolving family disputes?

Vanessa Friend

Posted by Vanessa Friend | Partner
On 23rd November 2020

Separation and divorce can be an emotional rollercoaster. Feelings of anger, hurt and worry are common – add the uncertainty created by Coronavirus and they are amplified. With emotions running high, resolving family disputes, and reaching an agreement about parenting arrangements, maintenance payments and other finances can feel impossible. When communication breaks down, using the Family Court to settle your dispute might seem like the only option. However, there is an alternative which helps you reach a resolution sooner and stay in control of your family’s future.

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Decree Nisi in a divorce – how long will this take?

Jacqueline Major

Posted by Jacqueline Major | Partner
On 9th November 2020

With courts backlogged across the country and an increase in the number of litigants in person (people representing themselves) in private family proceedings, it can seem as though the divorce process is taking longer and longer.

The questions which continue to arise are things such as is there a way that I can get a quickie divorce? There is no such thing as a quickie divorce. The time it takes for the court to process a divorce ranges from around 6 months up to a number of years, given the divorcing couple’s specific circumstances.

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