A government-funded mediation project aimed at aiding separated parents reach settlements has been a success, new data has found.

At-Court Mediation, administered by family charity National Family Mediation (NFM), helps families to suspend legal proceedings and meet specialist mediators to negotiate long term agreements on children, property, and finance matters.

The pilot scheme provides one-to-one support for parents who had been separated for more than two years and were locked in the family court system.

NFM asked 433 participants for their thoughts before and after their involvement with the project.

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