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  Main take aways  1. Separation Agreements are commonly used; when couples are not ready to formalise their separation by getting divorced (for example, the breakdown may be recent, and the couple wish to trial a separation or let the dust settle before taking more......

Getting divorced is never easy. Working out how to divide the home, assets and time with the children, when emotions are running high, can feel hugely overwhelming. Throw in lawyers, legal fees and a complicated process and it’s no wonder that divorce carries the reputation......

When a couple decides to divorce, often, their biggest worry is how to tell the children and the impact on them.    The way in which the news is delivered can significantly affect how children receive, and handle, the information.   Impulsive, unplanned conversations with......

People often believe that they are resigned to the legal / court process if they cannot reach agreement about what should happen to the children or finances. This is not the case. There are several out of court solutions available to separating or separated families,......

Separation and divorce is difficult for adults and children.  We firmly believe that accessing the right support from the right service/person is key to helping you/your children through this transitional period.  We also believe that educating yourself/your child can really help to answer inevitable worries......

DIVORCE AND SEPARATION

PRACTICAL CHECKLIST IN CONTEMPLATION OF, OR IF YOU ARE FACING, SEPARATION / DIVORCE If you are in this stage of the process, you probably have a lot of questions and concerns and feel like you don’t know where to start. Be assured, this is totally......

FINANCIAL DOCUMENT CHECKLIST – WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO PROVIDE IN DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS We know that gathering voluminous information whilst going through the emotional roller coaster of a divorce or separation can be overwhelming. It’s often difficult to know where to start. We’re here to......

WAYS TO HELP YOUR CASE IN DIVORCE PROCEEDINGS Keeping yourself organised and on track throughout a divorce or separation ensures the process runs as smoothly as possible. At Confidante, we provide our clients with as many complimentary tools as possible to assist them through their......

Going through a legal process such as divorce is challenging.   It can feel like one long never ending process and when emotions are running high it can also be difficult to understand legal advice.  Breaking down the typical stages of a divorce journey can......

CHILDREN

Parents are always keen to know how to protect their children from emotional harm when they are tackling divorce, separation, a co-parenting issue, or a dispute directly concerning the child (such as where a child should live, what contact the child should be having with......

A Parenting Plan documents the arrangements for the children, worked out between parents after they separate, and typically covers the practical issues of parenting which helps to avoid disagreement in the future. The Plan helps to clarify the arrangements you need to put in place......

Parents are always keen to know how to protect their children from emotional harm when they are tackling divorce, separation, a co-parenting issue, or a dispute directly concerning the child (such as where a child should live, what contact the child should be having with......

Co-parenting is hard.  It requires flexibility and good communication which is not always easy when your relationship with your ex-partner / spouse is challenging.  A great question to ask yourself: what kind of co-parent would your child(ren) want you to be? Our poster highlights (in......

MEDIATION

Thank you for considering mediation. This document sets out the terms for your mediation. May I ask that you read it through carefully and I will be pleased to answer any questions you may have at our next meeting. At your first joint mediation meeting,......

If your relationship is ending or has ended and you want to work together to  make your own informed decisions, then Family Mediation could be the right option for you.  You must both be willing to participate fully in the process and respect the key......

GLOSSARY

Acknowledgement of Service (Form 4) Standard court form, served with the divorce petition on the person who is the receiving party (the respondent).   The form must be completed by the respondent to acknowledge receipt of the petition.  The respondent must declare on the form whether they intend......

OTHER SERVICES WHICH MAY ASSIST

There are many local services available to help individuals and couples experiencing family and children related issues, for example;

 

Relate  | Family Mediation Jersey  | Jersey Woman’s RefugeMind Jersey | Jersey Recovery College | Citizens Advice Jersey | Jersey Family Court Advisory Service (JFCAS)

 

If you would like anymore information, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Did you know that Carly is now a trained Family Mediator?

To find out more about Family Mediation click here or schedule a call here.