The Family Mediator's Blog


Has the time for no-blame divorce finally arrived?

Has the time for no-blame divorce finally arrived?

Paul Kemp - Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The recent highly publicised divorce case between Worcestershire couple Mr and Mrs Owens appears to have provided the stimulus for the Government to review the law and explore whether reform is needed.  Such a review has just been announced. Read more

Where parents can turn for information

Where parents can turn for information

Paul Kemp - Monday, September 10, 2018

You never wanted to be a single parent; few mums or dads do.  But here you are, feeling lost and alone and with lots of questions. Read more

I'm a 'Bonus-Mum' not a 'Wicked Step-Mother'

I'm a 'Bonus-Mum' not a 'Wicked Step-Mother'

Paul Kemp - Monday, August 06, 2018

Step-parents (and especially stepmothers) get a bad press – and it’s pretty much unfair on the many women (and men) who are doing their very best to help their partner’s children adjust to a new stage in their lives. Read more

Creating a happy child (even after separation or divorce)

Creating a happy child (even after separation or divorce)

Paul Kemp - Monday, July 30, 2018

Mums and Dads who come to family mediation are usually asked what they most want for their children.  Their first answer is almost always the same:  ‘I want my children to be happy’. Read more

How do I choose a Family Mediator

How do I choose a Family Mediator

Paul Kemp - Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The most important  question to ask when considering a mediator is:  ‘Are  you registered with the Family Mediation Council?’  If not, then avoid them like the plague – they may not be properly trained, supervised or subject to basic professional standards. Read more

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