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One of the most significant benefits of a Child Arrangements Order is that it can help parents plan for the children’s school holidays.
The order typically outlines where the child should spend specific holidays such as Christmas, Easter, and summer vacations.
This helps to avoid confusion as both parents will know exactly where the children will be during the holidays.
It also helps children adjust to the separation situation as they can have the assurance of spending significant dates with both parents.
Christmas is a special time, especially for children. When parents separate, however, it can turn into a stressful and complicated time, particularly when it comes to making arrangements for the child.
A Child Arrangements Order can specify which parent the child should spend Christmas with and on what dates.
The order can also include provisions for parents to communicate with each other over the Christmas period, allowing the child to speak and spend time with both parents.
Birthdays are another occasion that can be challenging for parents to navigate after separation.
Many parents want to spend this special day with their child, but it can be difficult to decide on how to split the day or who will have the child on their actual birthday. In some cases, the court may specify that the child spends half the day with one parent and half with the other.
However, it’s worth remembering that the specifics of the arrangements will depend on the unique circumstances of each family. What is most important is that the arrangement is fair, consistent, and in the best interests of the child.
Spousal maintenance, also known as alimony or spousal support, is another issue that comes up in divorce or separation. It involves one spouse paying the other a certain amount of money on a regular basis to help support them financially. Determining spousal maintenance can be a contentious issue, but with family mediation, a mediator can help both parties find a solution that works for everyone. Here are some benefits of spousal maintenance mediation:
Mediation is not legally binding in the same way that a court ruling would be.
However, when an agreement is reached through family mediation, it is legally binding in the sense that it is a “contract” between the parties involved.
Additionally, agreements reached in mediation can be incorporated into a legally binding document, which means that each party is legally obligated to follow the agreement reached during mediation.
Lakes Mediation is a reputable and efficient mediation service provider. Our mediator, Rachel Lake, is a trained and experienced mediator with a background in law.
Rachel understands the importance of the family dynamics and strives to resolve issues in a timely and appropriate manner. We offer customized and confidential mediation sessions, tailored to meet the specific needs of each party.
Additionally, Lakes Mediation offers a cost-effective alternative to court litigation, and we aim to achieve excellent results for all involved parties.
To what end does a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) serve?
The initial consultation with a trained family mediator to discuss whether or not mediation could help you resolve your dispute outside of court is called a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).
The mediator’s job is to help you and the other parent talk through your problems, consider possible solutions, evaluate how well they would work inpractise, and ultimately agree on the best course of action.
In shuttle mediation, the disputing parties are separated into separate rooms, and the mediator “shuttles” between them until they strike a compromise.
The mediator is obligated to retain in strictest confidence any information shared with them during the mediation process.
Since is it can be or at any if it becomes that one or both aren’t a through it.
It is the mediator’s responsibility to ensure that the interests and perspectives of the children involved are taken into account.
Often, before beginning a mediation process, all parties must attend a MIAM. A MIAM is an initial meeting where the mediator assesses whether mediation is appropriate for the conflict at hand. This assessment includes whether the parties are prepared for mediation, whether any safety procedures need to be followed, and any other necessary factors.
From Lakes Mediation Bootle Clients