Legal Aid – Free Mediation
Legal Aid is available to fund Family Mediation across England when one parent is eligible for Legal Aid the other person also gets the initial meeting and the first mediation appointment free of charge. Universal Credit, Income support, Income based ESA/JSA automatically qualify -others are subject to a means assessment.
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This is a Government grant providing £500 towards the cost of Mediation in relation to Child Contact Arrangements. We apply for this on your behalf after you attend a MIAM.
Initial information meeting
£108 per person inc vat
£42 inc vat Signed MIAM Cert (if required)
Child Arrangements ( See the Voucher scheme information)
Contact -Residence -Financial support
£216 -£234 per person inc vat
Paperwork (if required): £60 each per session plus vat
Property Pensions Assets Debts
£216 – £234 per person inc vat
Paperwork fees apply, see below^
*Fees quoted are for a typical mediation session lasting 1.5hrs.
If your mediation appointment goes on past 1.5hrs then you will be charged accordingly at the hourly rate for the Mediator you are working with. This will be detailed in the agreement to mediate.
Child only cases and £60 per person per hour paperwork- summary letter/MOU/Parenting Plan plus vat.
^In most Financial Mediation cases you will require the Mediator to prepare to documents for you, setting out any proposals reached, as well as a detailed Open Financial Statement (OFS) to assist you with your divorce. This document will enable you to have any proposals made legally binding, for example when you are trying to achieve a divorce settlement.
Open Financial Statement £135 per person.
MOU/Summary of proposals £120 per person.
Children 1st Mediation offer Family Mediation Plymouth, Family Mediation across Devon and across Cornwall. Our Somerset offices are in Bristol, Taunton and Weston Super-mare. We also have offices in Wiltshire, Dorset.
These prices are correct as of 1st January 2022 and may be subject to change from time to time.