Turn arguments..

We help families in conflict, especially those divorcing or separating.

..into agreements

Whatever the issues, our expertise can help you settle them.

National Family Mediation

The divorce and separation experts.

We help families in conflict, especially those divorcing or separating, to turn their arguments into agreements.

Family mediation is quicker, more cost-effective and less stressful than heading to court for your separation or divorce. It gives you control, reduces conflict and helps you to turn your arguments into agreements – ensuring your family stays in control of arrangements over children, property and finance.

Family mediation can also help in the years following your separation or divorce. The agreements you made when you first separated may no longer work for you as your circumstances change. Family mediation can help you to agree new arrangements that work for your new circumstances.

Established in 1982, National Family Mediation is the original provider of family mediation services. Our network of family mediation services, each of which is a not-for-profit provider, delivers family mediation in over 500 locations across England and Wales, delivering some 16,000 mediation sessions each year.

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Coping with Christmas – Advice for Separated Families

As the festive season draws closer, the run-up to the big day is often filled with cheerful anticipation and excitement. However, some separated or divorced parents may be dreading Christmas and may be experiencing a separated Christmas from their children for the first time.

We have shared our advice on managing the festive season as separated parents, and have created a downloadable Parenting Schedule to help you agree with your ex on what Christmas will look like this year.


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