The Cost of Family Mediation
Solent Family Mediation – A flexible solution proven solution – high success rate of 82%
When it comes to divorce no two stories are the same. People may have similar issues, such as child care arrangements, division of property and distribution of assets, but they often find that there is no single solution for their disputes. Legal processes can often be a very blunt instrument where there is little flexibility once the process has started. The advantage of mediation, however, is that it is a flexible procedure. With mediation you, and your partner, will decide, if mediation is suitable for you. You will attend an introductory meeting where we will consider if mediation is an appropriate way forward. If this is the case, you will both attend a series of mediation meetings. At the final meeting you put together an agreement which can then be used for legal purposes. In terms of the number of meetings, the form of meetings and the issues discussed, you, guided by your mediators, will be in control of the process.
An affordable solution
Legal costs are extremely high when compared to the costs of mediation meetings. Legal fees are in the order of tens of thousands of pounds, perhaps as much as twenty thousand pounds for a divorce, whereas an initial mediation meeting with us will cost less than one hundred pounds (including VAT). Each additional meeting with our mediators is costed at a reasonable, hour, rate. The total costs of mediation are only a fraction of legal costs and well within the budget of divorcing couples.
No hidden costs
Legal costs can be impenetrable to the non-expert and it can be difficult to ascertain how the costs are arrived at. With mediation, there are no hidden or obscure costs. At Solent, we do not offer mediation as a public service, but you can be sure that our team of mediators will be fair and clear in terms of the services that are being offered to you.
Family mediation is an alternative method of resolving disputes in the family. It is a core mediation service which can be availed by families who are currently having major or minor disputes and wish to resolve the same.
Fees – Making divorce and separation cost effective
Effective January 2016
Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) – £99.00 per person
FM1/C100/form A 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
After you approach Solent Family Mediation Service and complete the MIAM process, our expert mediator would be with you to discuss your personal situation. Once we have a good idea about you case, we would provide you with a quote, at the initial meeting itself! We would also inform you about the approximate number of sessions your case would require.
No Strings Attached
Don’t you just hate it when there are strings attached to a service? We hate it too! Hence, at Solent Family Mediation, we do not keep any hidden cost or surprises. There is absolutely no catch to our quotes. We keep the cash flow process simple by allowing our clients to pay as they proceed.
Family Mediation Service is cheaper than approaching a lawyer
Family mediation services are definitely cheaper than hiring a lawyer or a solicitor. Moreover, this kind of service also produce faster results and are more effective than opting for a solicitor’s help, which is a lengthy, troublesome and costly affair.
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