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How does mediation help my family?


Our family mediators have a great deal of experience of the issues surrounding separation and divorce and are able to give you general information about all the options available to your family. Family mediators will also be able to ask both of you important questions about the practical impact on your family of any option [...]

How does mediation help my family?2017-02-22T17:06:32+00:00

Getting it Right for Children when Parents Part


Getting it Right for Children when Parents Part This is a free skills-based programme helping you work out what's best for your kids when you're planning your separation. You can find it here:    

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How do we write a Parenting Plan?


Splitting Up? Putting Kids First This website is excellent and free! It's an online resource to help you write your parenting plan. You can find it here:   What is a Parenting Plan Bringing up children involves lots of joint decisions. If you don't live together, it is harder to make these decisions as you [...]

How do we write a Parenting Plan?2017-09-14T21:29:45+00:00

What about consulting our children in mediation?


Direct consultation with children involves a family mediator who is trained as a child consultant talking with a child or children as a part of a mediation in which arrangements are being made for children. The government has suggested that children aged 10 and above should generally have access to a mediator when questions about [...]

What about consulting our children in mediation?2017-02-22T17:06:32+00:00

Where can I get an FM1 form?


If your case is not suitable for mediation you will still need to show the judge why by filling in a FM1 form. Click here to download the form

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Where can I get a C100 form?


If you make an application to the court about some family issues you’ll need to complete a C100 form confirming you’ve been to a MIAM or giving the reasons for not attending. The form lists the reasons why you might not need to go to a MIAM before going to court. This might be because there are [...]

Where can I get a C100 form?2017-02-22T17:06:29+00:00

When should I try mediation?


Contact Novo Mediation as soon as you need help sorting things out through mediation. Even if you’ve been separated for a while, or if your case has already gone to court, mediation can still help to resolve things. You can’t usually take your case to court until you find out if mediation can help you [...]

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What happens after mediation?


At the end of the mediation process, your mediator will explain to you how to obtain legal advice about any proposals the two of you have produced together and how you may convert them into a legally binding agreement and/or a court order. Proposals relating to children often do not need to be turned into [...]

What happens after mediation?2017-02-22T17:06:29+00:00

How long does mediation take?


At Novo Mediation we like to offer you some flexibility in how you approach mediation. Some people prefer to spend a day working through the issues and finding solutions together; in this way to process can be completed quickly allowing you to move forward. If you both plan to have a one-day session, and assuming [...]

How long does mediation take?2017-02-22T17:06:29+00:00

What is an agreement to mediate?


At the very beginning of the actual mediation, the mediator will ask you both to sign an agreement to mediate, after checking with both of you that you understand what it says and that you both know how mediation works. The agreement to mediate is a standard document, used by all qualified family mediators, and [...]

What is an agreement to mediate?2017-02-22T17:06:29+00:00
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