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Family Mediation Scheme to help more parents

The Ministry of Justice a (MoJ) announced £1.3 million funding for a family mediation scheme, a process in which an independent, professionally trained mediator helps parties work out arrangements for children and finances where there is a dispute.   

The funding will help more families resolve disputes away from court, such as those involving financial or contact arrangements for children and takes investment in the initiative to more than £3 million since its launch last year. 

It will provide 2,440 additional vouchers for mediation services – each worth £500 – with the aim of finding amicable solutions to couples’ disagreements and freeing up space in the family courts. It seeks to spare them going through often lengthy and costly courtroom battles, which can have a damaging impact on their children.

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Website
www.gov.uk/guidance/family-mediation-voucher-scheme
Family Mediation Council ~ Government Mediation Voucher Scheme

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