The Ministry of Justice has recently announced the launch of a family mediation voucher scheme. This is a scheme where the Ministry of Justice will pay up to £500 towards the mediation costs where the parents are separating and they decide to use family mediation to try and come to an agreement.
The Ministry of Justice are hoping that this funding will help separating parents resolve their disputes outside of the Court and help alleviate the impact Covid-19 has had on the family courts.
Our experienced Family Mediator, Richard Buckley, commented “We welcome this additional funding to help families access the significant benefits of family mediation. This is especially important in the current climate, where the family courts are finding it very difficult to deal with the number of applications that they are receiving, leading to some significant delays. Lupton Fawcett are pleased to be able to offer their mediation clients access to this voucher scheme.”
The Government has limited the funds available to £1m and it appears that this will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
If you think that you could benefit from this scheme and are interested in finding out more information about our mediation services, then please contact our Family Mediator, Richard Buckley, at Richard.firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 228 3293.