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National Family Mediation Services offers a high quality professional service to individuals that are involved in marriage and civil partnership breakdowns.
Mediation provides a fast, cost effective way of resolving family disputes without the need to go to court thus saving time and money.
NFMS has over 40 offices in the UK so there is likely to be an office close to you. We provide a fast, local and professional family mediation service.
Marriage and partnership breakdowns may lead to other ongoing family disputes. These may intensify if unresolved and become very traumatic. Family break ups such as a separation or divorce are ultimately life-changing situations, this is particularly hard when children are involved.
It has been ruled by the Ministry of Jusice that since April 2011 mediation must be considered by all parties contemplating separation or divorce before proceeding to court. All parties now have to attend at least one Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) before legal proceedings can be commenced. If no agreement to mediate can be established, the parties must obtain a form FM1 from the mediator who conducted the MIAM that must be signed to confirm that mediation is not a feasible option in their case.
As our name implies, National Family Mediation Service is established specifically to provide specialised assistance to help you to amicably self-resolve family disputes through professional mediation without the need for costly legal fees and court intervention.
- Our qualified professional mediators are experienced and sensitive towards matters involving family breakdowns
- Mediators work to a strict professional code of practice and are completely impartial
- Anything discussed during mediation is strictly confidential and will not be revealed to the other mediating party without your consent
- Mediation provides a fast, cost effective way of resolving family disputes without the need to go to court
- You are not required to be represented by a lawyer unless you wish to be
- Mediation is completely voluntary and you decide the date, time and venue for the process to take place
- You and your partner decide on the best resolution to your problem without the need for court intervention
- Everything discussed during mediation is ‘without prejudice’ and cannot later used later as evidence in court