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Family Mediation Week highlights £48 billion cost of family breakdown to the taxpayer as charity calls for mediation

Wednesday, 26th January 2017

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The 'Cost of Family Failure Index' 2016 has revealed that the cost of family breakdowns to the taxpayer had risen by £1 billion to £48 billion, and is still going up. Meanwhile, despite mediation being a legal requirement for separating couples before they can apply for an expensive court order, just 14% of parents were aware of family mediation when they were separating.

At the start of Family Mediation Week (23-27 January 2017), the Family Mediation Association is calling for greater public understanding of the divorce process to better protect children and other at-risk parties, as well as reduce the burden on the taxpayer."

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Web-link: http://www.familylaw.co.uk/news_and_comment/family-mediation-week-highlights-48-...
Language: English


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