I can help you bypass the truly awful adversarial process of the courts at the time of the breakup...
Further free £500 Mediation Vouchers announced!
The Ministry of Justice has already spent just over £3m (plus admin costs) on the £500 max Voucher Scheme to date. They have committed to yet more expenditure on these valuable mediation vouchers. The couples (and possibly grandparents etc) that qualify are those who:
I am an accredited mediator.
There is no financial eligibility, unlike legal aid. (NB Legal Mediation is still available which I don't do).
Of those who use mediation vouchers:
I can only think that many cases have avoided court, which is still struggling because of COVID.
The scheme is operated by the Family Mediation Council; its member organisations are The Law Society, Resolution, The College of Mediators and Family Mediators Association. Representatives from each group have been part of an ongoing sub committee meeting every 2 weeks to monitor the scheme and ensure its success. I have been honoured to represent The Law Society.
I am pleased to be offering this cost saving service so do please ask me about it when we first start mediation together. The scheme is time limited in that I must claim the voucher within 4 months of applying for a voucher.