Our mediation service focuses on you and your family's future needs when separating
HOW MEDIATION WORKS
Initially, you must attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM), usually on your own for 60 minutes, to learn about the mediation process and to assess the suitability of your case for mediation. The meeting is confidential and gives the mediator a chance to understand your reasons for attending, and also to assess your suitability for this process.
NEXT, if both parties agree to proceed, mediation meetings are held, usually for 90 minutes each meeting, which are attended by both parties. At the meetings, your mediator will assist you in settling your differences and hopefully reaching a mutually agreed option.
After the conclusion of the mediation the mediator will produce documents outlining what you have both agreed during the meetings.
The number of meetings will depend on the complexity of your issues, but will generally be between 2 and 4 sessions for financial matters and one where children only issues are discussed.
IF you do not reach an agreement or one of the parties does not wish to mediate, the mediator will sign the relevant court form to enable you to issue court proceedings.
We help to resolve child arrangements (contact, support and parenting), as well as those of property and finance (housing, assets and liabilities etc.).
The meetings are confidential and cannot be used in any legal proceedings. Your attendance is totally voluntary, and each party has the right to leave the session if they wish.
Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)
We charge each party £97 for the initial MIAM meeting.
For clients on Universal Credit this is reduced to £50.
For a mediation meeting the fee is £160 per person (a 90-minute meeting).
Child Only Mediations the fee is £125 per person,
With the support of the government we are able to offer you a voucher of £500.00 towards mediation sessions that involve children ( not the MIAM or documents fees) subject to availability, you will be told how this works at the MIAM
Documents we produce
There is a £110 fee (£55 for each party) for a Statement of Outcome for cases involving children.
Where a mediation case involving financial issues reaches an agreement, there is a £170 document fee for each client (a total of £340). These are the Open Financial Statement for a fee of £120 and a Memorandum of Understanding for a fee of £220, which can be transposed into a Consent Order by your solicitors.
If no agreement is reached, we return at least 50% of the document fee to you, subtracting a processing fee for each client of £15 for cases involving children and £20 for cases involving financial issues.
Where the marital net assets exceed £1 million, we offer a structured scale of fees which the mediator will discuss with you during the MIAM meetings
We do not charge additional fees should you require the forms which allow you to proceed to court
THE PROCESS EXPLAINED
Looking for a quality Mediation Service you can depend on? Well, look no further. We offer a team of experienced medators..Fill in the form , choose your appointment time. settle your fee and we will sent you the link for the zoom MIAM meeting. Please note, at present ,we do not participate in the government's legal aid scheme. We do offer discounted fees for clients on Universal Credit