After the initial assessment meeting, we recommend joint sessions of no more than 90 minutes. If longer sessions are needed this will be discussed and agreed with you in advance.
Initial Assessment Meeting/Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)|
(approx 45 minutes – separately for each party)
|£150 per person|
|Subsequent joint appointment up to 120 minutes||£250 per person|
|Subsequent joint appointment up to 150 minutes||£300 per person|
|Cancelled Appointment (with less than 48 hours notice)||£30 per person|
Authorised family mediator confirmation regarding MIAM attendance|
(Usually Form C100 or Form A required for Court applications)
| One included within Initial Assessment Meeting/(MIAM) fee above|
Second /subsequent form(s) requested £30 each
Memorandum of Understanding; including Open Statement as to disclosure (finances)||£240 total (£120 per person)|
|Parenting Plan||£240 total (£120 per person )|
These charges are all inclusive of VAT
How much will the whole process cost?
A ‘typical’ mediation case, i.e. dealing with both children and finance and taking three joint session would cost a total of £759 per person, which includes the documentation to confirm the agreement reached.
How much would it cost if I don’t use Mediation?
Solicitors’ charges would typically be £200 – £ 270 plus VAT per hour and each party would need their own solicitor. One hour’s work by both party’s solicitor at a charging rate of £210 plus VAT would therefore cost £540 in total. As the cost of the mediator is shared, the cost is naturally reduced. Also, there is less paperwork and more active involvement from you, which helps keep the costs (and the delay) down.
A ‘typical’ divorce (without court proceedings) could cost between £3,600 and £6,000 (incl VAT). If court proceedings are required, those costs are likely to double or treble. Mediated cases are usually very much quicker and cheaper.