New Family Procedure Rules from April 6th

The new Family Procedure rules mean that anyone seeking an order in relation to their children or in relation to money when getting a divorce will be obliged to attend a Mediation Information and Assessment meeting where their suitability for mediation will be assessed.  Over 90% of cases are resolved out of court, so this does raise the risk that mediation is offered where it is not appropriate, and also means that couples may have to use unregulated mediators who may not bring the skill and training of qualified mediators or solicitors.  To find out more click here  Family Law.

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