Extension of mediation voucher scheme is excellent news for families

The Family Mediation Council (FMC) has welcomed the extension of the Ministry of Justice's family mediation voucher scheme. The scheme makes up to £500 available for each separating family which need to make arrangements for children to spend on mediation, helping over 70% of those reach agreement and avoid protracted and stressful court proceeding...
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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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