Rachael

Rachael is an Accredited Mediator who also sits as a Deputy District Judge and has been a specialist family lawyer for almost 30 years. She led a very successful family team in a major National Law firm before setting up Family Mediation and Mentoring with Claire.

My Latest Blogs

Pension Vblog - 2 of 3 in the series

More top tips to understanding pensions on divorce

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Rachael

Pension Vblog - 1 of 3 in the series

Top tips to understanding pensions on divorce

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Rachael

Book Review – Teenagers! What every parent has to know – by Rob Parsons

Author of the highly successful Sixty Minute series Rob Parsons turns his attention to that very difficult period of adolescence - the teenage years.

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Rachael

What is full financial disclosure?

What has to be provided as part of giving full financial disclosure?

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Rachael

Why do I have to have a MIAM meeting?

Many people ask us why they have to have a MIAM and what it actually is.

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Rachael

How is financial disclosure provided in mediation?

There is often some concern or confusion regarding financial disclosure in mediation. Do people have to provide it and if so, how?

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Rachael

Book Review - Overcoming the Co-Parenting Trap

Essential Parenting Skills When a Child Resists a Parent by John A. Moran Ph.D., Tyler Sullivan & Matthew Sullivan Ph.D.

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Rachael

What is a MIAM?

What is a MIAM and why might you need one? You can normally book a Zoom MIAM meeting with us within 48 hours of your enquiry.

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Rachael

How is financial disclosure provided in mediation?

There is often some concern or confusion regarding financial disclosure in mediation. Do people have to provide it and if so, how?

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Rachael

Book Review - Psychology, Emotion and Intuition in Work Relationships: The Head, Heart and Gut Professional – by Henry Brown, Neil Dawson and Brenda McHugh 

This book highlights the increasing importance of human relations in professional life. We often recommend this book to lawyers who we are mentoring.

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Rachael

Did you know that full details of your divorce settlement could soon be made public?

How to avoid your divorce details being made public.

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Rachael

Book Review- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

A good read to inspire and motivate people to solve their professional or personal issues.

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Rachael

No Fault Divorce becomes law today

The long-awaited no-fault divorce process is now law.

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Rachael

Book Review - Help your children cope with your divorce by Paula Hall

Children of all ages can be devastated by the news that their parents are splitting up.

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Rachael

What happens with inherited assets on divorce?

In mediation we often have to help people discuss what should happen to inherited assets.

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Rachael

Changes impacting child maintenance calculations

The Child Maintenance Service are making some changes

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Rachael

Book Review - Difficult conversations by Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton and Sheila Heen of the Harvard Negotiation Project

What is a difficult conversation and how can we have them? We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day.

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Rachael

Mediation voucher scheme may end sooner that expected

The scheme was due to come to be available until the end of March but it may now need to be earlier

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Rachael

Top tips on how to have difficult conversations with your Spouse/Ex

Nothing about divorce is easy. That includes talking to your spouse while you are going through a divorce. It also includes talking to your ex after you are divorced.

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Rachael

Book Review - Resolving Conflict by Shay & Margaret McConnon

How to Manage Disagreements and Develop Trust and Understanding

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Rachael

How is financial disclosure provided in mediation?

There is often some concern or confusion regarding financial disclosure in mediation. Do people have to provide it and if so, how?

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Rachael

Book Review - High-Conflict Parenting Post-Separation

The Making and Breaking of Family Ties

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Rachael

Civil partnerships and dissolution after 6 April 2022

So what happens when no fault divorce becomes law in April?

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Rachael

Support and mentoring for family lawyers

Support and mentoring for family lawyers

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Rachael

My partner won’t agree to a divorce. What do I do?

It is not unusual for one partner to think that their relationship is over and the other doesn’t agree.

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Rachael

What is a MIAM?

What is a MIAM and why might you need one? You can normally book a Zoom MIAM meeting with us within 48 hours of your enquiry.

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Rachael

Book Review- The Step-parents’ Parachute – by Flora McEvedy

Review of The Step-parents’ parachute -The four cornerstones to good step-parenting – by Flora McEvedy

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Rachael

Book Review- The Tipping Point by Malcom Gladwell

The Tipping Point is one of Malcolm Gladwell’s signature publications. It is great for creating a marketing plan but it has many other important applications in both marketing and business. 

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Rachael

How Hybrid Mediation can help you divorce a Narcissist

So why is Hybrid mediation such a good option when divorcing a Narcissist?

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Rachael

Book Review- The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to be Calm in a Busy World by Haemin Sunim

'Is it the world that's busy, or my mind?' a guide by Haemin Sunim

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Rachael

Are assets always split 50/50 on divorce?

There is no set formula when it comes to splitting assets on divorce but people often think that all the assets are shared equally.

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Rachael

New Free Parenting Guide offered to separating families.

Family Mediation and Mentoring LLP is offering the guide for free to families who are divorcing or separating as part of supporting Good Divorce Week 29 Nov - 3 December 2021.

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Rachael

Book Review - Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway - How to Turn Your Fear and Indecision into Confidence and Action – by Susan Jeffers

I have recommended this book to many people over the years and I have always received good feedback.

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Rachael

The 10 different ways you can resolve parenting, property or financial issues on separation and divorce.

There are many ways to resolve family disputes - you don't have to go to court

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Rachael

What is a MIAM?

What is a MIAM and why might you need one? You can normally book a Zoom MIAM meeting with us within 48 hours of your enquiry.

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Rachael

Book Review - The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman – The secret to love that lasts

What is your love language? Transform your relationship, or simply understand and appreciate yourself or someone else better.

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Rachael

How to consider pensions in mediation

Pensions can be a valuable asset so that need careful consideration on divorce

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Rachael

How is financial disclosure provided in mediation?

There is often some concern or confusion regarding financial disclosure in mediation. Do people have to provide it and if so, how?

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Rachael

So how can a business be valued in mediation?

Business ownership is on the rise so having a value for business interests can be an important part of the mediation process.

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Rachael

Support and mentoring for family lawyers

Support and mentoring for family lawyers

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Rachael

What is a Family Law Information Meeting?

This is a unique service that lawyers can’t provide. It is a meeting where we can answer all of your questions about the separation and divorce process.

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Rachael

Book Review - "Getting to Yes"

Our first book review "Getting to Yes - Negotiating agreement without giving in"

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Rachael

No fault divorce – April 2022

The long-awaited no-fault divorce process is due to come into effect on 6 April 2022.

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Rachael

Top 10 tips to help you prepare for mediation

We are often asked what people can do to prepare for mediation and get the most out of the process.

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Rachael