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Financial issues in family mediation: international role-play event

Family mediators working across England and Wales have been invited to an innovative free online international CPD event, taking place [...]

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NFM response to consultation on MIAM standards

The following is the National Family Mediation response to the Family Mediation Standards Board consultation on MIAM standards: Overview We [...]

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New training dates for popular family mediation training

A rise in bookings for online family mediation training has led to a further set of courses being arranged by [...]

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It’s time to consider making family mediation compulsory

It’s time to consider making family mediation compulsory if lawmakers are serious about reducing the family court backlog, says England [...]

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Rebuilding co-parenting after lockdown: free meeting with a mediator 

Slowly over the coming months some form of ‘normal’ will be restored to our day-to-day lives. The return to school [...]

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Voucher scheme extended to offer £500 towards the cost of mediation

Money off mediation  NFM is pleased to confirm its continued participation in the government’s voucher scheme for family mediation. The [...]

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£1 million scheme helps separating parents avoid ‘fire and brimstone’ of family court

England and Wales’ largest provider of family mediation has welcomed a £1 million government investment aimed at keeping separating parents [...]

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Online leaflets about how family mediaton can help you

You can now view and download some quick and simple guides in PDF format which explain how family mediation can [...]

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MESH joins NFM as new affiliated service

NFM is delighted to welcome MESH as a new member and affiliated service providing family mediation in Sheffield. MESH has [...]

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Avoidance strategies stop separated parents from resolving their differences

Separating parents are learning avoidance strategies, instead of ways to resolve their differences, say staff at a leading family charity. [...]

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Family mediators focus on wellbeing of the whole family

Three recently published reports each shine a spotlight on different members of separated families. From them we learn that: Being [...]

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How to head off half-term and school closure parenting headaches

Separated couples who face further anguish over parenting arrangements both in half-term, and with the extended closure of schools into [...]

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Career change? New training dates for family mediation

With many people considering a change of career direction in the context of the pandemic, the leading provider of family [...]

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NFM seeking accredited mediators across England and Wales

National Family Mediation Direct is looking to recruit Family Mediation Council Accredited mediators across England and Wales to help meet [...]

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Family court crisis is a golden opportunity to think differently

The crisis surrounding the logjam in family courts presents a golden opportunity to think differently about the future, says the [...]

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Virtual coffee morning to learn more about family mediation

National Family Mediation will host a virtual coffee morning on Wednesday 20 January as part of ‘Family Mediation Week’. Family [...]

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Warning to separating parents: family court waiting game will last months

Demand surge for alternative dispute remedies Separating couples who are hoping for a family court to resolve their parenting and [...]

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Family dispute specialists gear up for January surge in demand

Impact of Covid restrictions could lead to increased calls for divorce and separation services Family dispute specialists across England and [...]

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