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Voucher scheme paying couples £500 to divorce out of court to be extended

Success of service prompts ministers to double it in size, allowing more people going through separation to access mediation By Charles Hymas, Home Affairs Editor 27 August 2021 • 10:00pm A government scheme that pays couples £500 to divorce out of court has been so successful that ministers are to double it in size.Robert Buckland, the Justice Sec...
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CAFCASS Co-Parent Hub content transferred to CAFCASS website

The CAFCASS Co-Parent Hub has now shut down and much of the content providing advice and support to families who are separating or co-parenting is now available on the Cafcass website in a new Parenting Together section.The new section provides a range of information and educational programmes to help families understand the needs of children when ...
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MoJ seeks views on expanding mediation

The government issued a call for evidence today on how to settle disputes away from court, in a bid to put technology and dispute resolution 'at the heart of the future system'.Over the next eight weeks, the Ministry of Justice will seek stakeholder views on the best ways to settle family, business and other civil disputes without resorting to liti...
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Family mediation – challenges and opportunities

The past year has caused each of us to reflect on what is most important in our lives. Family. Friends. Freedom. It has also made us look forward, to life post-pandemic; and this, along with the pressures of lockdown, home-schooling, and everything else 2020 had to chuck at us, has understandably resulted in lots of couples deciding to go their sep...
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