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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Your Guide to Divorce or Separation

As well as dealing with the emotional impact of divorce or separation, there are also a host of practical issues to think about and decisions to make such as, how do we end it, and what do we do about the kids, the money and the family home?

In our guide to divorce and separation, you’ll find insights, advice and some practical steps needed to handle both the legal and emotional aspects of divorce or separation.


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NFM welcomes government’s commitment to encouraging earlier dispute resolution

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National Family Mediation – AGM

National Family Mediation will be holding their 40th AGM on Wednesday 1st November 2023 – 12.00-1.00pm via Zoom. If you would like […]

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