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Family Mediation Week – Myth: you can't attend family mediation if you have been a victim of domestic violence

There aren't many hard and fast rules in mediation because each situation is usually unique to its own facts. The key thing to know here is that if you enter family mediation the mediator will set up an initial meeting with each party on their own as a first step. This enables the mediator to get some background information from each person in a sa...
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Two thirds of separated parents say they lacked advice about putting children first during family separation

Two thirds of separated parents surveyed ahead of this year's Good Divorce Week (29 Nov – 3 Dec) said they lacked help or advice about how to put their children first when they split from their partner. If you would like some information on family mediation, please call us today on 01273 694 661 or email us at admin@fmse.co.uk and we will be very h...
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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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