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  • Overview

    Thomson Snell & Passmore welcomes the further £5.4m investment the government is making into the family mediation voucher scheme, to help provide a brighter future for thousands of families. 

    The funds will allow more separated parents to benefit from up to £500 of family mediation services, provided by Family Mediation Council Accredited mediators. Kirstie Law, a Partner in the Family team at Thomson Snell & Passmore is signed up to offer vouchers under the scheme.

    It is far better for children and for parents to work together to try to agree the way forward following separation rather than go to court, but this can be hard for people to do without help. Family mediation provides parents a safe and supported structure to sort out the best arrangements for the children, taking into account what is going to be important for them, as they grow up. It also provides parents with the space and time they need to think about what is most important for their children, and for the whole family. Each separating family can get up to £500 of funding for family mediation where there are issues relating to children that need to be discussed. 

    Since April 2021 the Vouchers have supported over 8,400 families. This has had a dramatic impact on the lives of these families with the vast majority reaching whole or partial agreement and avoiding any contested family court proceedings. The increased investment in the scheme announced by the Ministry of Justice for 2022/2023 will allow around 10,200 more families to be helped to access regulated family mediation and make arrangements that work best for them. 

    Commenting on the scheme, Kirstie Law says: “More and more couples are turning to mediation as a way to help their separation and divorce process run as smoothly and amicably as possible. 

    “One area where mediation can be particularly useful is in helping to resolve issues around child arrangements and some mediators are qualified to see children as part of the mediation process. Any steps that can be taken to help support families through the process is to be welcomed.”

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    Divorce mediation

    Mediation is a voluntary process where couples are helped to discuss important issues safely in a neutral environment with an independent third party (the mediator).  

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