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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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It’s ‘too late’ to go to Court over Christmas childcare rotas

Couples in conflict urged to take advantage of Government mediation voucher scheme to help resolve matters National Family Mediation (NFM) [...]

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What happens to pensions when you divorce?

Pensions can be valuable assets, and you need to consider these when you are looking at how to share your assets upon divorce or separation. Read our advice on how to approach this. [...]

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NFM – Annual General Meeting

National Family Mediation will be holding their 40th AGM on Wednesday 2nd November - 12.00-1.00pm via Zoom. If you would [...]

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Mediation charity calls for greater awareness of support as divorce rates rise

NFM says it had a surge in enquiries from couples dealing with ‘highly emotive topics’ post No-Fault legislation Divorce applications [...]

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Charity urges government to ‘do more’ to help children benefit from mediation

NFM says child-inclusive mediation remains ‘out of reach’ for many The charity National Family Mediation (NFM) has called on the [...]

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Now we know the makeup of British families, can we afford to wait any longer to ‘meet their needs’? – Jane Robey, CEO, NFM

Earlier this month the government published the lengthy, very comprehensive, and long-awaited Independent Family Review report which contains ‘ground-breaking research’ [...]

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Mediation charity prepares for record number of enquiries as children head back to school

Charity says families in conflict is on the up due to the cost-of-living crisis Family dispute specialists who are part [...]

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The Damaging Impact of Inter-Party Politics

By Jane Robey - CEO, National Family Mediation As the government continues to deliberate over whether it has confidence in, [...]

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Charity launches free mediation service for Ukrainian refugees and hosts

A Ukrainian refugee who fled the war in the Ukraine in search of safety for her children has partnered with [...]

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National Mediation Charity reports surge in enquiries in the run up to Father’s Day

Every June families across the country celebrate Father’s Day. It’s seen as an opportunity to thank all of the fathers [...]

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Government extends family mediation voucher scheme

Thousands more families to benefit from mediation voucher scheme as Government confirms extension The Government’s Family Mediation Voucher Scheme has [...]

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Radical reform is needed if we are to end the endemic capacity issues in courts

By Jane Robey - CEO, NFM Towards the back end of April, the Justice Committee called on the Government to [...]

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Top 5 Reasons People Come to Family Mediation

No family is without its drama, but for the most part disagreements and disputes can be settled with a little [...]

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Warring Ex’s Urged To Mediate Over Passports for Kids to Avoid Delays

Caution coincides with concerns over passport application backlog A national charity has urged separated and divorced parents in conflict not [...]

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Managing Loneliness Following Your Relationship Breakdown

Separation or divorce can be a very traumatic event in a person's life and the end of a relationship often [...]

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