Claire

Claire has over 20 years’ experience working as specialist family lawyer dealing with all aspects of family breakdown.

My Latest Blogs

Are you divorcing a narcissist? Guest blog by Dr Supriya McKenna

‘Divorcing a Narcissist: the Lure, the Loss and the Law’ is a new book, which is a result of a collaboration between narcissism expert Dr Supriya McKenna and top UK family lawyer Karin Walker - and it could be exactly what you need. One of the authors, Dr McKenna, explains below. 

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Top 10 tips for mediating online

Mediating by video technology has advantages- read our top tips!

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Meet Claire and Rachael

Claire Colbert and Rachael Oakes of Family Mediation and Mentoring LLP

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Christmas Co-Parenting

Christmas can be stressful for separated families. Mediation can help.

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Book Review - The Deepest Well by Dr Nadine Burke Harris – Trauma in children

Adverse Childhood Experiences impact a child's physical and emotional health. This book explores the link and issues.

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How do we tell the children we are getting divorced?

This issue is often a worry for parents who are separating. I outline some suggestions and tips to help.

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What is a Parenting Plan and what can it cover?

Parenting plans can be a useful document for parents to draft to cover a range of issues and arrangements for children

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Your relationship is over- what do you do now?

Steps and options to think about

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Divorce and the impact on teenagers

How does separation and divorce impact teenage chidlren?

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What if I can’t bear my ex?

How can mediation work if the thought of speaking with your ex is too difficult?

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Children's COVID vaccinations: Can children consent without their parents' agreement?

Who needs to provide consent?

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Top tips to protect children from divorce

Top tips to protect children from divorce

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Child Inclusive Mediation

Child Inclusive Mediation

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£500 Mediation Voucher

£500 Government Voucher Scheme

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10 reasons why you should use Family Mediation & Mentoring LLP

10 reasons why you should use Claire and Rachael at Family Mediation & Mentoring LLP

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Our online and face-to-face mediation meetings

The different types of meetings we can offer

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Parenting After Parting

For the last few years I have been a member of the Resolution Parenting After Parting committee, this year I was proud to be appointed co-chair.

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Hybrid mediation – involving your lawyer in the mediation process

Hybrid mediation is a way to stay out of court and try to reach an amicable agreement, but your lawyer is involved too. This is useful if you feel nervous about attending mediation on your own.

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