Many solicitors of the Stewarts Law Divorce and Family Team are collaboratively trained. They are members of the following pods:
http://www.ukcfm.co.uk - The UK College of Family Mediators acts to set standards for mediation and maintains a register of mediator members who meet these standards. It works to promote best practice in mediation and protect the public.
http://www.thefma.co.uk- The Family Mediators Association is a registered charity set up to offer family mediation to private clients outside the court system.
http://www.nfm.org.uk - The National Family Mediation Service offers help to those affected by separation and divorce.
http://www.csa.gov.uk/ - The Child Support Agency's role is to make sure that parents who live apart from their children contribute financially to their upkeep by paying child maintenance.
http://www.cafcass.gov.uk/ - The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service, which looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings.
http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/ - The official site for the Court Service and executive agency of the Ministry of Justice. The site includes information on court fees, forms, leaflets, and guidance notes, as well as court procedure.
www.dss.gov.uk - The Department for Work and Pensions is responsible for welfare and pension policy and is a key player in tackling child poverty. It is the biggest public service delivery department in the UK and serves over 20 million customers.
www.family-justice-council.org.uk - The Family Justice Council is a government body established to facilitate the delivery of better and quicker outcomes for families and children who use the family justice system.
www.inlandrevenue.gov.uk - The official site of the Inland Revenue. The website includes updates, leaflets, booklets, press releases and guidance.
www.divorceaid.co.uk - An independent organisation of professionals who provide information, guidance and support to help you through the divorce process.
www.insidedivorce.com - Offers legal advice, help and support for your marriage problems and guides you through the divorce process.
www.instituteoffamilytherapy.org.uk - The Institute of Family Therapy is a charity offering psychotherapy, mediation and training for couples, families, and individuals.
www.jmc-uk.org - The Jewish Marriage Council provides advice, support, counselling and workshops to all members of the Jewish community for any personal, family, or marital problem.
www.marriagecare.org.uk - Marriage Care is a charity which aims to help people prepare for, achieve and sustain successful marriages and support them should their marriages break down.
www.oneplusone.org.uk - One Plus One is a charity which aims to strengthen couple and family relationships.
www.relate.org.uk - Relate is a UK based charity offering counselling, therapy and relationship education.
www.theparentconnection.org.uk - The Parent Connection supports parents through separation and co parenting difficulties.
www.resolution.org.uk - Resolution is an association of family lawyers committed to a non-confrontational approach, in resolving issues on the breakdown of a marriage.
www.lawsociety.org.uk - The Law Society is the representative body for solicitors in England and Wales.
www.iaml.org - The International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is an international organisation of specialist family lawyers.
www.hcch.net/index_en.php - Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.This seeks to combat parental child abduction by providing a system of co-operation between Central Authorities and a rapid procedure for the return of the child to the country of the child's habitual residence.
www.reunite.org - A UK based charity specialising in international parental child abduction.
Gay and Lesbian
www.stonewall.org.uk - Stonewall is a campaigning organisation working for equality and justice for lesbians, gay men and bisexuals - it contains useful information on the Civil Partnership Act.