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WHAT IS FAMILY MEDIATION?

Family mediation is a voluntary, confidential and privileged form of alternative dispute resolution. It involves the appointment of a neutral and impartial third party (the mediator) who helps the parties reach a negotiated solution to their dispute. The mediator does not have any authority to impose a decision on the parties. Instead, the mediator helps to facilitate discussion…

What is mediation? How can it benefit me?

In order to support and raise awareness of Family Mediation Week, which takes place between 17-21 January, Family Solicitor Victoria Cobham discusses Mediation and how it can benefit families in her latest article. Mediation is a process used to try and resolve any issues that parties may have as a result of a relationship breakdown….

Is your Lasting Power of Attorney ready to use if needed?

We all know the importance of having an LPA on place when it comes to planning for our future and on average 12%* of the UK population have an LPA in place currently. What is not often talked about however is how to use an LPA if and when the time comes? In her latest…

Important new changes to Inheritance Tax from 1 January 2022

HM Revenue & Customs- (HMRC) have recently announced they will be changing the reporting requirements in respect of deceased persons’ estates. Chartered Legal Executive, Kat King discusses the changes that will take affect from 1st January 2022 and who will be affected by these changes. First, it is important to highlight that these changes are…

Is your Lasting Power of Attorney ready to use if needed?

  We all know the importance of having a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) on place when it comes to planning for our future and on average 12%* of the UK population have an LPA in place currently. What is not often talked about however is how to use an LPA if and when the…

The long awaited “no fault” divorce is due to become law on 6 April 2022.

    The government announcement last year that the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020, was to be delayed by at least six months disappointed many separated couples seeking to divorce in the most amicable way, with the least impact on their children. 2022 will finally see the Act made law and the ‘no fault’…

What Is Family Mediation?

Family mediation is a voluntary, confidential and privileged form of alternative dispute resolution. It involves the appointment of a neutral and impartial third party (the mediator) who helps the parties reach a negotiated solution to their dispute. The mediator does not have any authority to impose a decision on the parties. Instead, the mediator helps to facilitate discussion…

What will happens to my pension if I divorce?

Pensions are often the most valuable asset to be considered on divorce, particularly if one or both of the parties are members of a final salary/defined benefits pension scheme. There are several different types of pension and often they include complicated investment schemes which can led to an increased risk of under-settling if expert advice…

Covid-19 Update For Mogers Drewett Clients December 2021

Following Boris Johnson’s announcement last night about the new variant Omicron, we want to reassure our clients and professional partners that it remains business as usual for everyone at Mogers Drewett. Our absolute number one priority is the safety of both our clients and staff and following a review of our Covid health and safety…

Introducing the divorce trend where parents rotate homes

The term ‘bird-nesting’ is an arrangement whereby after separation, parents take turns to stay in the family home to care for the children. This means that rather than the children moving between separate homes to spend time with each parent, they remain in one familiar home environment while their parents alternate between staying in the…