Exploring the complex emotional dynamics and challenges that individuals face when referred back to mediation, and providing insights on how to navigate this process with resilience.
Ensuring your child receives a quality education can be challenging, especially when you and your child's other parent disagree on how to approach the issue of school selection.
The article explores the benefits and drawbacks of professional appraisals, online valuation tools, and real estate agents, providing valuable insights to help individuals make informed decisions about their property division and asset distribution during the mediation process.
Explore the complexities surrounding suitability assessments in family mediation and the limitations faced by mediators in providing explicit explanations. Understand the importance of confidentiality and adherence to the Family Mediation Council (FMC) standards in England.
Creating a parenting schedule is crucial when co-parenting. Learn about different parenting time rotations like the biweekly routine and 2-2-3 routine, as well as non-50/50 rotations. Communication is key when crafting a routine that caters to your children's needs.
Discover how a professional counselor can help you navigate the emotional and practical challenges of separation or divorce. Learn how they can provide an objective perspective, normalize feelings, and help you communicate effectively with your children and partner
Learn about the issues surrounding children's passports and how family mediation can help parents in resolving disputes and reaching agreements on the child's passport and travel arrangements. Family mediation is a less formal and less expensive alternative to going to court and can help to maintain the relationship between the parents while resolving disputes.
Clients often raise issues of control or perceived negative behaviour within a relationship. This control can at times be very minor but for many, it can include very significant levels of control and accompanying domestic physical abuse. The blog explores how to spot this behaviour and highlights things to do to support yourself.
Despite parents’ best efforts, children often will become aware of the conflict between mum and dad, or between same-sex parents. This can lead a child to take sides and feel angry with one parent. This is not uncommon. while most parents see that this is not helpful to their child relationships can be mended and children can be helped to adapt to a new family dynamic. Sometimes however the behaviour can be targeted and lead to parental alienation.
It is estimated that narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) will feature in more than 30% of the cases we see as mediators. Because of this, it is important that you, as an ex-partner/co-parent, as well as us mediators, know what to look out for when dealing with a narcissist.
When parents separate, family members can be drawn into conflict, which may result in grandparents and extended family members being unable to see the children. However in these cases agreements can be made through mediation.
As a former primary school teacher our mediator Rebecca has seen first-hand the effects of divorce and separation on children. This blog explores why this may be the case and how mediation can help.
Each year the first Monday back to work after Christmas results in a peak in people looking to start divorce proceedings. TFMT has created a survival guide for those who a struggling with separation at the beginning of the year.
Over-sharing information through social media can become toxic. This blog looks into how written words can lead to misunderstandings, and how mediation can help set the ground rules for effective communication.
For the children of separated parents, Christmas is a time when conflict has the potential to escalate. This blog provides advice over the five day Christmas Covid plan and includes a few considerations to help smooth over some of the challenges.
Having a narcissistic ex-partner is an extremely challenging experience, and one that is often made even harder when children are involved. This blog explains how narcissistic parents can impact the lives and mental health of children and how you, as a co-parent, can limit the negative effects of this.
Post Agreement Mediators (PAM) aim to foster a "co-parenting alliance" by enhancing communication and eliminating destructive behavioral patterns. This shift in focus places the child at the center of parents' thoughts, prioritizing their well-being over conflict.
Parental Co-Ordination aims to create a positive co-parent relationship where decisions can be made amicably, and children are at the centre of your thoughts. Because of this, Parental Co-Ordination is able to have long lasting positive effects on you and your children alike.