• A partner in Brachers Family team, Mark Leeson, has contributed to ‘101 Questions Answered About Separating with Children’, a new book to help separating parents keep their children’s best interests at the core of the decisions they make.

    The book has been written by a number of expert family solicitors, barristers, mediators and other professionals. It covers the legal landscape, how to cope with the psychological impact of separation, what it means for children involved, and where parents can turn for further help and support.

    101 Questions Answered develops three key themes which help parents resolve issues:

    1. Improving relationship and communication skills with their ex‐partner
    2. Determining what is genuinely best for the children (often requiring external support)
    3. Understanding the processes and mechanics of the law, family courts and different pathways to resolving issues, such as mediation, collaborative law and other approaches.

    Brachers is a long‐term supporter of the social enterprise OnlyMums & OnlyDads and Mark is a member of their Family Law Panel. Mark said: “I am delighted to have had the opportunity to contribute to the book; it’s a really useful guide for parents, answering a broad range of questions that might arise when children are involved in a separation, in plain English.”

    Director of OnlyMums, Rebecca Giraud continued, “101 Questions Answered aims to clearly explain family law processes and we also made sure to emphasise how parents can save money when using professional advisers. We are delighted to have had Brachers share their expertise in this book.”

    In his foreword to the book, President of the Family Division The Rt Hon Sir Andrew McFarlane said: “Irrespective of the current pressing problems that may have caused a parent to pick this book up, any reader would be well advised to invest the time in reading it from cover to cover, thereby gaining a real ‘feel’ for the approach of family law professionals and the courts in general to these important and difficult problems.”

    The book is available now directly from onlymums.org and onlydads.org, Amazon and all other online and high street booksellers.

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