believe that professional help should be available at realistic
and divorcing usually means your outgoings suddenly going
up. Costs that you shared before, like rent or mortgage, now
have to be found by each
want to help you sort out financial matters, and arrangements for the
children, without breaking the bank.
Cost, Low Risk Starting Point
Don’t spend money on fees
unnecessarily. Why not come and talk to the mediator before
going any further. That way, you only spend money on
mediation fees where it seems there is a reasonable chance of sorting
At the introductory meeting, also called a Mediation
Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM), you have an opportunity to:
Meet the mediator
Discuss your situation
Hear more about the mediation process
Decide if mediation could benefit your
Receive an estimate of mediation costs.
If mediation seems a good way forward then we also need to see your
former partner for a MIAM. Either, you can encourage them to
contact us yourself, or we can invite them for you. We make a
£ 30 arrangement charge if we do it for you.
Normally, each person is seen separately but you can be seen together
for the initial meeting if you wish.
If you both decide to go ahead with mediation we can arrange a joint
party mediation session at a convenient time.
If you decide not to continue with mediation or mediation is not
suitable, and you want to apply to court we can provide a
signed Form C100 or Form A. Fees
for signed forms
is charged at £ 150 per person for each 1½ hr meeting.
In certain financial mediation cases there may be an
additional fee to provide a Financial Statement and a Memorandum of
with the alternatives
For the same 1½ hr meeting another local family mediation provider
charges £ 270 and legal fees would typically be £ 375 for the same.
charges (per person)
for the children.
1 – 2
£ 150 - £ 300
finances for unmarried ex-partners.
1 - 3
£ 150 - £ 550
settlement for a divorce.
300 - £ 800
Mediation With The Legal Route
average cost of a divorce using solicitors in 2012 was £ 2,800, with a
reasonably straightforward financial situation. In strongly
contested divorces where a judge imposes a settlement at a full court
hearing, the costs can be enormous, with bills for £15,000 for each
side not uncommon.
Mediation is quicker and cheaper
is cheaper and quicker to have the mediators help you talk
directly together than
have endless solicitors letters going back and forth about who has the
fridge, or what the car is worth. Legal bills can easily
spiral out of control eating into your limited means at a time when you
can least afford the money or hassle.
Straightforward fee structure so you know
how much it is going to cost.
Table Of Mediation Charges
All fees are per person.
Initial separate meeting
with the mediator (MIAM)
an intitial mediator meeting
Free if you invite
Signed Form C100 or Form A
After attending a MIAM
Meetings are 1½
parents request one.
if you are
making financial agreements legal, usually in divorce.