A Government scheme, effective from 3 November 2014, means a single family mediation session can be had free for both people even if just one of them qualifies for legal aid. 
 
Previously only the legally aided person was entitled to have the session for free, and the other person had to pay. 
 
This initiative has been brought in to encourage more people to try mediation rather than head off straight to court.
 
Even if you don't qualify for this scheme, be aware that mediation is usually much quicker, cheaper and less stressful than the legal route, and seven out of ten people are able to reach full agreement using family mediation.
 
 
To find a professional family mediation service that's close to you call us on 0300 4000 636 or enter your postcode here
 
To make a referral online, please use this form.
 
To find out more about the 'free mediation' scheme call us on 0300 4000 636. You can read more about the Government scheme using this link

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