All posts by: Editor SFS


The pain and anxiety experienced by parents when their relationship breaks down is often compounded by concerns about the impact on their children. During a time of emotional distress, child inclusive mediation can help parents to keep their children’s needs... Read More

New Year New Beginnings

Changes to the Divorce Process in 2022 The government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Act 2020 was passed in June 2020 and will implement major reform to the divorce process, becoming law on 6 April of this year. Sussex Family Solutions... Read More

Family Mediation Week

This week is national family mediation week – you can find out more about what is going on at  Here are some reasons why you may wish to consider using family mediation to work out your future arrangements Family... Read More

Defusing conflict with language 

The words we use are important. As George Orwell once stated “the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts…if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.” Using language that is outdated, inappropriate or... Read More

A Multidisciplinary Team

By Penny Coombes Sussex Family Solutions set up over a decade ago.  It grew out of an idea that there must be a better way of helping separating couples through their relationship breakdown in a more non-adversarial way, and that... Read More