Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mediation: mischief or magic?

We are getting lots of enquiries about Mediation just now – I think recent Government announcements have created a degree of confusion as to what’s going on, so it is timely that we are able to offer this article up … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

M E M O R A N D U M To: Young People:  From: A Dad Subject: Some suggested Do’s and Don’ts for Mother’s Day Don’ts Lets get this right from the start! Dispense with any notion that your Mum wants you … Continue reading

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Pulling the Trigger: The Mailbox Monster and Martial Law

OnlyDads had the privilege of working with Natasha during the Westminster Debate on Single Fathers in 2010. Her Chairmanship of that debate demonstrated bags of humour, insight, a passion for listening to other viewpoints, and (for reasons I won’t go into here) … Continue reading

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How do young people get heard during divorce and separation?

It is a real privilege for us to have family law blogger John Bolch to write for our #familylaw event. His clear approach to this difficult subject is a great addition to this ongoing series of articles. Thank you John. ************************************************************************ … Continue reading

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Collaborative Law. What is it?

In the last year especially OnlyDads has been receiving growing numbers of requests from individuals to explain the terms Collaborative Law and Mediation. John provides a very clear summary of what collaborative law is. I think many reading this post … Continue reading

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CAFCASS and Judges – Do they favour Mums over Dads?

You cannot run a Dads organisation without being asked this question. On a daily basis!  When we spoke we Gillian about writing this article I could almost hear her thinking “you really have given me the hardest subject to write … Continue reading

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Family Law: A Young Person’s Viewpoint

When this hand written letter arrived at the OnlyDads office we knew that it would resonate with many (I’ll say Dads, because it mostly is Dads) and their children. To readers of this post we have a request to make. … Continue reading

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The Children Act Paradox

When Kathryn McTaggart was asked to prepare an article for our #familylaw fortnight on the subject matter “Do Family Courts always make decisions in the best interests of Children” the response came back (in less than 5 minutes) “leave it with me”. Some … Continue reading

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Family Law Fortnight

Starting on Sunday 13th March 2011 and running for the following two weeks we will be hosting a number of articles on aspects of Family Law. You will be able to follow the ensuing debates and discussions on Twitter by using … Continue reading

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Proposed changes to the CSA – a response

As readers of our blog will know by now, we are not scared to deal with some difficult issues. At OnlyDads we get used to the ongoing complaints both Mums and Dads have with the CSA. When Jo from 2stars … Continue reading

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