We are delighted to hear the government announcement today that it is investing £1 million in family mediation. This investment is to support families to resolve issues relating children outside of the court system. This can be in either in circumstances following parental separation, or when previous child arrangements need to change.
The scheme will provide up to £500 per family towards accredited family mediation service fees, and can also be claimed in cases where one client is eligible for Legal Aid. The scheme will be administered by the Family Mediation Council, with accredited mediators making applications on behalf of their clients.
Able Mediation are very pleased to confirm that we will be a registered provider of this type of financial assistance, which we hope will encourage more parents use mediation to resolve their disputes and, hopefully, start a journey towards better co-parenting.
For more information about the scheme and how you may be able to benefit from it, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
For full written information about the scheme on the gov.uk website, click here.