Legal Aid – Free Mediation

Legal Aid is available to fund Family Mediation across England when one parent is eligible for Legal Aid the other parent also gets 2 free meetings. Universal Credit, Income support, Income based ESA/JSA automatically qualify -others are subject to a means assessment.

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Initial information meeting

45min session

£108 per person inc vat

£42 inc vat Signed MIAM Cert (if required)

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Child Arrangements

Contact -Residence -Financial support

1.5hr session*

£162 per person inc vat

Paperwork (if required): £60 each per session plus vat

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Finance/ Divorce

Property Pensions Assets Debts

1.5hr session*

£180 per person inc vat

Paperwork fees apply, see below^

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*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 £90 p.p.p.h for Child only cases and £100 per person per hour, plus vat. I.e 2hrs £200 plus any paperwork (where required).

^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. You can expect to share the cost of 4hrs of administration across 2 mediation meetings at £50 per hour, plus vat.

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.

These prices are correct as of 1st June 2019 and may be subject to change from time to time.