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How Childhood Trauma Affects Health

Childhood trauma isn’t something you just get over as you grow up. In this talk, Pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris explains that the repeated stress of abuse, neglect and parents struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues has real, tangible effects on the development of the brain. Watch it here!

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ATTENTION ALL LAWYERS

Introducing ‘Hybrid Mediation. A new and advanced ‘hybrid’ mediation model from family law association, Resolution, has been designed to involve lawyers, allowing a couple to reach an agreement in a legally supported environment.

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TOP TIPS FOR A ‘GOOD SEPARATION’

Having got through Christmas and started a brand new year, its the season when people find themselves in the difficult situation if wishing to end relationships that aren’t working and move forward with their lives. The natural instinct is to escape and run from the situation as quickly as possible. While this is understandable, when […]

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On the Airwaves for Cohabitation Week

Our Director Claire Webb was in the Express FM studios supporting the family law association Resolution’s 2017 campaign which, this year, sought to raise awareness of the legal rights of couples who choose to live together without getting married. You can listen to her interviews with Darren Gamblin about Cohabitation and Mediation Now’s growth by […]

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The ‘Common Law Myth’

”But we’ve lived together for over 20 years.” ”We’ve shared everything as a couple.” ”We are as good as married.” As the saying goes, if I had  penny for every time I heard one of these phrases or something similar fall from the open mouth of an individual who has just added shock to the […]

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Lynn Celebrates Law Society Accreditation

There was cause for celebration at Portsmouth’s leading mediation firm, ‘Mediation Now’, when its latest recruit, Lynn Jackson, received notification from the Law Society that she has now been recognised as a fully accredited Mediator. With a 25 year career in the legal profession and over a decade specialising in family law, Lynn Jackson completed […]

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Top 5 Summer Tips for Separated Parents

School’s out and with weeks of freedom ahead of them, children are excited with what the summer holidays have in store. For parents, however, it can be a very different story.  The financial pressures of keeping children entertained, juggling work life with childcare and trying to make sure that all relatives have the opportunity to […]

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Keep Cool After Summer Stress

After a 14 year study between 2001 and 2015, American scientists have gathered evidence that indicates summer holiday stress is connected to a significant spike in relationships breaking up and divorces being filed. Whilst many families look forward to their annual break over the summer, recent findings suggests that, for some, holidays can actually be […]

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Support from The Law Society

The Law Society of England and Wales has released a new advert to promote the options available for couples seeking a divorce, and the team at Mediation Now think it is a great piece of work. If you haven’t seen it, here it is…

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Mediation Now Launches ‘Chilli Rating’

Portsmouth’s leading mediation practice has found an innovative way of explaining to separating couples the benefits of its services. Entitled ‘Taking the Heat’, experts at the legally-based mediation firm, ‘Mediation Now’, are embracing a new visual campaign to highlight the alternatives available to separating couples and their families, inspired by chillies. ‘Historically, when people think […]

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