Mediation is a way of sorting any differences between you and your ex-partner, with the help of a third person who won’t take sides. It facilitates the resolution of issues involving family breakdown, separation, divorce and its financial consequences, arrangements for children and any other kind of family dispute.

Experts, Rachel Oaks and Claire Colbert from Family Mediation & Mentoring are going to talk to us about different types of mediation so you can think of what will work for you. Different and common mediation dillemas will be discussed and you will have a chance to ask some questions too.

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November social at the Top Secret Comedy Club, Covent Garden London

12th Nov 2022 | 6.30pm (UK)


Laughter is the best medicine. So come and join us at the Top Secret Comedy Club, Covent Garden, for a night of fun and laughter. This comedy club has top names that come here to work on their acts. So come for drinks (very reasonably priced), comedy (top class quality) and drinks afterwards.


Seating is not reserved so we will be able to sit together or in small groups. Doors open at least 30mins before the show and we recommend you arrive early.

The Top Secret Comedy Club
170 Drury Lane

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You might be feeling increasingly stressed, exhausted, frustrated, anxious, inadequate, and disconnected from your children. You are constantly dealing with power struggles, defiance, and living in chaotic households transitioning through a divorce.

You may have tried punishments, rewards, yelling and threats and nothing is working. What do parents do when traditional parenting methods are not working, but rather making things worse? Do they become more punitive or perhaps go the other way and become overly permissive? The answer is neither, but rather, somewhere in between.

Join Divorce Club Co-founder Isablle Hung & top parenting coach Janell Bitton to learn about effective and respectful parenting tools that are both firm and kind, help parents get to the core of their child’s misbehavior, reduce power struggles, build connection with their children, and ultimately help their children develop critical life and social skills.

At the end of this event you should have:

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Farhana is an experienced and accredited family specialist with over 18 years post qualification experience and has been recognized in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. She has previously headed a leading family team in London and practiced in the City where she dealt with complex family cases often requiring a multi-disciplinary approach.

Farhana is a Resolution Accredited Specialist in both financial and children cases as well as being a Law Society Family Law Panel member. Additionally, Farhana is one of only 20 Directors of Resolution which is the leading organization for family lawyers which places her at forefront of family work in England & Wales.

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Disability LawyerIn some people, depression will be so severe that it renders them unable to hold down a job. There is no such thing as a motive why a Social Safety disability applicant cannot seek assist when filing the initial Social Safety Disability Insurance utility. Whereas there may be some attorneys that only settle for SSDI purchasers after their disability applications are denied, there are a rising quantity who’re providing early stage help.

One of many suggestions we all the time make where any disability declare is worried is that you should present the SSA with your medical evidence slightly than waiting for them to request your medical information. This provides you with proof that you have filed the most up-to-date information. Nonetheless, you will be able to assessment any documents that the SSA has relating to your case and when they are evaluating them.

Contrary to widespread belief, you do …

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Pet custody was recently in the local news in a story by Seattle Times reporter Erik Lacitis: Kona and Mr. Bear. In that Clark County case, the divorce court had originally given the wife visitation rights to two dogs that were primarily living with the husband. The Court of Appeals ruled, however, that as dogs are property, there is no allowance in the law for visitation rights. Therefore it is now up to the ex-husband to decide whether to allow the ex-wife any further contact with the dogs.

Apparently a few states (Alaska, Illinois and California) have passed laws allowing for joint ownership of animals in divorce, but not Washington State. The case may be appealed to the Washington Supreme Court, but I would not give good odds of the result changing there.

What does this mean for you? It means that if you are getting divorced and have

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Whether a couple is divorced or still together, issues can arise that are difficult to resolve. These can be short or long term issues, and they might be about finances, parenting, or any number of other things. A short term financial issue could be around the purchase of a new car, while a long term financial issue could have more to do with working out different attitudes about spending in general.

Let’s say for instance that a couple is having trouble agreeing on where to go on their next vacation. We’ll call our couple Mickey and Minnie. Minnie is an outdoors sort, and would really like to go hiking and camping in Colorado. Mickey just wants to relax, and to him that means days on the beach in Hawaii doing absolutely nothing.

Tip 1 -Approach the issue as a joint problem to be jointly solved.

Problems arise quickly when each

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When it comes to establishing a post-divorce parenting plan, there really is no “normal” or standard arrangement for custody and visitation. Parenting plans and visitation agreements should be drafted in the best interests of the child with the goal of reaching an arrangement where the child has a balanced relationship with both parents. That said, some people live in circumstances that are unusual when compared to most other people. As a result, they often face unique challenges that require special consideration when it comes to custody and visitation.

These situations often require expert guidance in order to reach a solution that is satisfactory for both parents and the child. Unfortunately, many parents assume that a “standard” custody arrangement will work well enough, only to discover its limitations soon after. Whether you are anticipating a divorce or need to modify an existing visitation schedule, the important thing to remember

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A collaborative divorce is one that is more of a negotiation than other divorce proceedings. Since the former spouses are working together to resolve the marriable amicably, several professionals are often needed to assist with the decision-making process. This post outlines the roles of the individuals who are often called in to assist.


Each spouse will need to have their own attorney, who should be specifically trained in Collaborative Divorce. In fact, all of the professionals involved in the process should have Collaborative training. The role of the attorneys is primarily to support their clients through the Collaborative process, answer legal questions, offer advice on possible legal implications of proposed decisions, and to prepare the legal documents needed to complete the divorce. Often but not always the spouses come into the Collaborative process through the attorneys, who then help them assemble the full team.

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Under certain circumstances grandparents and other relatives can seek custody or visitation rights, but should tread carefully before doing so as there is also great potential for making things worse and ending up with even less contact with the children than before.

The standards for custody and visitation are different, but in neither case are the relatives on equal footing with the parents. Under Washington law relatives are not entitled to custody or visitation without unusual circumstances.


How Can a Grandparent or Relative File for Custody or Visitation in Washington?

To file for custody, the grandparent or other family member must show either that the child is not living with a parent (for instance, the child has been living with the relative seeking custody), or that neither parent is a fit parent. Fitness is not an easy standard to overcome, there is a presumption that a parent is fit unless

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