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Government mediation proposals ‘game changer’ for warring couples

In March the Government revealed plans to make mediation a pre-court requirement in low-level family dispute cases. A move that [...]

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Summer Holiday Parenting Advice for Divorced or Separated Parents

Divorced or separated parents often share responsibility for their children’s school holidays and with the summer school holidays just around [...]

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How to manage Father’s Day when you are divorced or separated

Father's Day for dads who are divorced or separated can be a difficult and upsetting time. It can be a [...]

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Tips for Successful Co-Parenting

Co-parenting can be a challenge for many separated or divorced parents, but it is essential for the well-being of your [...]

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Coping with a right Royal Family fallout

On May 6, 2023, families across the nation will come together to witness one of the most momentous occasions in [...]

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Separated parents urged to mediate over passports for kids to avoid delays

Caution coincides with concerns over Passport Office strikes NFM is urging separated and divorced parents in conflict not to put [...]

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Compulsory Mediation – Government Proposal For Separating Couples

The Ministry of Justice has announced a public consultation on introducing compulsory mediation for separating couples. The UK Government is [...]

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National Family Mediation Announces New CEO

Sarah Hawkins takes over from Jane Robey who retires after almost 20 years in post Sarah Hawkins, formerly Operations Manager [...]

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Celebrating 40 years of conflict resolution through mediation

Spring is often associated with new beginnings, conjuring up images of flower-covered fields, frolicking lambs and sun-dappled mornings. But for [...]

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Mother’s Day and Divorce – how to tackle the topic with your ex

National Family Mediation is preparing for an annual surge in enquiries from couples in conflict looking to discuss child arrangements [...]

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Who Gets The Dog In A Divorce?

Who Gets The Dog In A Divorce?

Divorce can be a difficult process to go through emotionally and mentally, as couples have to come to terms with [...]

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An Interview with Hilary Keogh – Portsmouth Mediation Service

As part of our 40th-anniversary celebrations, we spoke to Hilary Keogh of Portsmouth Mediation Service, one of NFM's member services, [...]

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An Interview with Thowheetha Shaah, NFM Mediator

As part of our 40th-anniversary celebrations, we spoke to Thowheetha Shaah, one of NFM's Mediators, who has worked in the [...]

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An Interview with Alison Morgan, Director – MiD Mediation

As part of our 40th-anniversary celebrations, we spoke to Alison Morgan of MiD Mediation, one of NFM's member services, about [...]

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Separating parents urged to avoid courtroom conflict as Family Mediation Week kicks off

Parents who have decided to separate or divorce in 2023 are being urged to find out how to avoid courtroom [...]

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A Mediator’s take on the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory’s latest report

Separating families: Experiences of separation and support (nuffieldfjo.org.uk) Another month, and the publishing of another detailed academic report considering the [...]

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How to manage family fallout this festive season

While Christmas can be the most wonderful time of the year for some people, for others it can also be [...]

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Separated couples turning to mediation to ‘co-exist amicably’ as cost of living crisis hits

The charity National Family Mediation (NFM) has reported that it has seen an increase in enquiries from people struggling with [...]

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