Dean Wilson’s family department are pleased to publicise the government’s roll-out of a Mediation voucher scheme being offered to separating families. The Ministry of Justice has announced a fund of £1,000,000 to assist 2,000 families with mediation costs.
£500 vouchers will be available to eligible families to encourage them to resolve disputes outside of the court process. These vouchers will not be means tested and will be issued to the mediator at the conclusion of the mediation sessions, providing that the individuals have met the eligibility requirements. The types of cases that will be eligible for a mediation voucher are:
• A dispute/application regarding a child
• A dispute/application regarding family financial matters where you are also involved in a dispute/application relating to a child.
These vouchers would appear to being offered on a first come first served basis. Please contact our family team to see if your matter could be resolved with the aid of Mediation.
Further information is available at www.gov.uk/guidance/family-mediation-voucher-scheme