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Divorcing couples to go through mediation before court

Divorcing couples will be referred to mediation to sort out most disputes before they are allowed to use the courts, the government is announcing.

The measures for England and Wales, focused on child custody and financial disputes, come into force on 6 April.

Domestic violence and child protection cases will still go to court.

The BBC's Clive Coleman reports.

  • 23 Feb 2011
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