Help - before, during and after divorce

Upon divorce, many women want to revert to their maiden name.

Divorce Recovery Workshop is a self-help course that will help you deal with
the emotional trauma of a relationship that has broken down.

The FMC is dedicated to working to promote best practice in family mediation

The Family Mediation Helpline is staffed by specially trained operators who provide:
• general information on family mediation;
• advice on whether your case may be suitable for mediation;
• information about eligibility for public funding, and;
• contact details for mediation services in your local area.

Family mediation is a voluntary process by which couples in dispute, particularly those going through separation or divorce, are helped to deal with arrangements for their future.

Many couples prefer to negotiate their own private arrangements with the assistance of a family mediator rather than put their decisions in the hands of the courts.

NFM is a network of local not-for-profit Family Mediation Services in England and Wales which offers help to couples, married or unmarried, who are in the process of separation and divorce.

Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website.

Resolution’s 5000 members are family lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes

A registered charity and voluntary organisation, SMC provide a specialist professional counselling service to the whole community, delivered in rural and urban locations throughout Scotland.
SMC relationship counselling services are available to couples or individuals who are married, living together, living apart, divorced or separated.

The UK College of Family Mediators - established in 1996 - sets standards for family mediation and maintains a register of family mediator members who meet those standards; it works to promote best practice in family mediation.
Their website has a Find A Mediator facility.

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Benefice Lent Course. Why Calvary?:

The Mid Test Benefice Council meeting on 22 January agreed that there would be a Lent Course, led by David Stone (Mottisfont) on the following days. There will be a Lent Lunch at the beginning and end sessions.   The remaining dates are:

Tuesday 5th March. Mottisfont House 10-45am-12-00noon.
Tuesday 19th March. St Marys' Church,   Broughton 10-45am-12-00noon.
Tuesday 2nd April. St Marys' Church, Longstock. 10-45am – 1.00pm
Tuesday 16th April. Pound House, Mottisfont,10-45am-13-00 pm with Lent Lunch.

This will be a fortnightly Bible Study to help prepare us for, and lead us to the pinnacle of the Christian year, the Cross of Redemption the Victory of the risen Christ.   The main question – why did God the Father resort to the sacrificial death of his Son Jesus, in order to provide the world with a gateway to salvation? Why the suffering of Christ? Why the suffering of the two millennia that have since passed. Where does this lead?