Mediation and Maturity

Mediation and Maturity

Ed is a Relate counsellor.  He writes from a personal viewpoint, not as a representative of the Relate organisation. “By all means write an angry letter. Just don’t post it”. That’s common advice, and good advice, often given to someone young. I remember being in my...
Family Mediation-reopening Pandora’s box?

Family Mediation-reopening Pandora’s box?

It has recently been reported in the press that in two particular cases where the male parties had failed to give full and accurate financial disclosure, the UK Supreme Court decided that the cases may be reopened. In many respects this is a very welcome decision....
A dispute about a funeral

A dispute about a funeral

A case reported in the Guardian on Saturday, 7th November 2015 about a funeral dispute demonstrates that Family Mediation is not just about separating couples who want to resolve disagreements about children and finances. In this case a deceased person’s...
Mediation Florida style and taking the process on line

Mediation Florida style and taking the process on line

I trained as a mediator in Florida. Mediation is compulsory for most civil disputes filed in Florida. This means that the parties to a dispute have to attend mediation and at least try to settle their dispute before it can proceed through the courts. Many purists...