Telegraph reports on fall in family mediation referrals
Disastrous’ drop in out-of-court mediation for divorcing couples Â Photo: ALAMY/POSED BY MODELS
Telegraph article byÂ John Bingham,Â Social Affairs Editor
Thousands of divorcing couples and their children are being drawn into bitter but avoidable court battles in the wake of Government cuts to legal aid, stark new figures show.
The changes have triggered a virtual collapse in an alternative system designed to help families facing separation reach agreement over their property and childrenâ€™s upbringing without going to court, they suggest.