Family Mediation – An event For Scots Family Lawyers


Family Mediation – Parenting Apart.

Sheriff Ray Small, Hamilton Sheriff Court supports Parenting Apart and welcomes this new free service which aims to keep children out of the family courts in Scotland.See video here

When a relationship breaks down there are often many things to sort out .
Emotions run high. Parents have to sort out financial matters, property, divorce
and all of these matters need to be addressed.These areas often cause distress and disruption.Amongst the chaos of the aftermath children are often the unseen and unheard victims .Many relationship that have broken down find the channels of communication about the welfare of their children to be stormy and many parents find it difficult to even find the right approach to talking to their children about separation and divorce.

Parenting Apart is a groups which offers parents support and an opportunity to learn the skills and confidence to communicate with their children about their
separation or divorce in child-friendly language. Importantly, parents get the chance to chat with others going through the same as them.

Groups are hosted by two family mediators giving parents the chance to
speak to a qualified professional about any issues around parenting
their children or their relationship with their ex-partner following their split.

Relationships Scotland – Family Mediation West and Families Need Fathers are hosting an event for family law professionals supported by
HBJ Gateley Waring Glasgow on Wednesday, March 30, 2011
from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM (GMT)
I will be attending as a soon-to- be trainee solicitor , with an interest in Family Law.

If you are a solicitor and want to learn more about this valuable service that may be of help to your clients or a Law student planning on practising in Family Law then this may be of interest to you.

If you would like to attend please email ross@familysupport.org.uk .

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