The new Family Mediation Voucher Scheme launched by the Ministry of Justice aims to help more people access mediation. Couples can apply for the new £500 family mediation voucher that can be used towards the cost.
Mediation is often a quicker and more cost-effective way of resolving family disputes, which can spare families the trauma of attending court and the impact this can have on children. It involves couples working through their differences – led by a trained mediator – to reach agreements they are both prepared to accept, such as how to split finances or arranging child contact times, rather than have a judge decide for them.
Couples will be eligible for a voucher if they are looking to use mediation to help sort out arrangements about their children. Couples can find out more about the voucher scheme by speaking to one of our family mediators or at their Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM).
Our mediation experience
With 14 experienced family mediators and a national reputation for our work in mediation, Mills & Reeve LLP have signed up to this scheme and our mediators will be able to accept the voucher as payment towards the costs of mediation provided the eligibility criteria are met.
For more information, please contact Alison Bull