Mediation charity offers advice as schools close for the summer
The summer holidays can prove challenging for all families. Juggling childcare, entertaining the kids, and keeping them topped up with endless snacks over the six-week period can prove tough for even the most organised of parents.
For separated couples though it can be particularly hard.
No family is without its drama, but for the most part disagreements and disputes can be settled with a little breathing space and time out.
For families in conflict however, it can be more difficult to bring about a resolution that works for all parties. Especially where tensions are already running high following a relationship breakdown, separation or divorce.
National Family Mediation (NFM), a charity which helps families to sort arrangements for children, property, finance and other important matters, says that nosediving divorce statistics is not a true representation of the number of families in conflict.
According to the latest data from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) the number of divorces completed in 2020 was 103,592. A 4....
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