UK Family Mediation Fees Southampton
Mediation is a alternative dispute resolution service we offer to families who need help resolving different types of problems, from separation or divorce to financial or children related disputes.
Calling a mediator can be very helpful and empowering for families looking to untangle complicated emotional and financial issues which may or may not have legal ramifications. Our mediators are highly qualified and experienced professionals who can help families come to a mutually agreed-upon consensus over the course of three or more meetings.
2019 Mediation FEES –
Effective November 2019
Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) – £99.00 per person
Miam certificate/FM1/Form A/Form C100 for court purposes – £49.00
Mediation meetings Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm – £150 per person per session ( 90 minutes)
Mediation meeting out of office hours Monday to Friday 5.30pm to 8.30pm & Weekends – POA
Preparation of open statement of financial information – from £60.00 per hour per person
Preparation of parenting plan – from £60.00 per person
Preparation of memorandum of understanding – from £60.00 per hour per person
One of the first things that families should look into when opting for these services is the fees. Families that are already dealing with tense and stress fraught situations but mediation costs a fraction of instructing Solicitors to sort out your issues.
The ministry of justice have made mediation services compulsory for people who approach the court with family related disputes in the U.K. is designed to cover issues relating to children and finances for residents of England and Wales.
Many research studies have shown that mediation is often a much more time-efficient and cost-effective option than Solicitors or lawyer intervention. This can work in terms of prevention and cure i.e. it can work for current and future crisis situations.
For instance, family mediation can help separating couples come to a completely agreed-upon set of mutual terms which will make the legal proceedings move quickly and in a completely hassle-free manner. Often, mutual divorces and separations cost a fraction of what expensive and drawn out hostile divorces can cost. The same also applies in the case of extra-matrimonial relationships involving custody battles.
An out of court settlement that is a result of discussion and compromise, arranged by an expert, qualified mediator, is known to last longer and work more smoothly than court mandated decisions that also end up costing much more.
Our professional mediation services are carried out in a systematic, focused manner that is designed to mitigate hostility and enhance communication. Even those who are not eligible for legal aid can avail of our affordable and reasonably priced services, the cost of which will be explained at the first meeting itself.
There are no additional charges or hidden costs.