Cost

Legal Aid is available to fund Family Mediation across England when one parent is in receipt of Universal Credit, Income support, Income based ESA/JSA they will automatically qualify. Parents on a low income may still be eligible subject to a means assessment.

When one parent gets Legal Aid the other parent will also gets the MIAM and the first mediation joint appointment free of charge.

What if I am not eligible for Legal Aid?

How much is Mediation

Voucher Scheme

The Family Mediation Council runs a Voucher Scheme for up to £500 of mediation costs for separated payments to sort out child arrangements / contact / residence issues.

This Government funded scheme is administered by the Family Mediation Council to registered Family Mediators. The Voucher is applicable to separated parents to sort out child arrangements / contact / residence issues. It is available to everyone and is not means tested. The aim of the voucher scheme is to reduce conflict and prevent unnecessary court applications. 

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    If you require the mediator to sign a Court form – C100 or Form A there is a £42 fee to provide this.

    At your MIAM the mediator will explain the cost of any associated paperwork that you may require them to prepare following on from the successful conclusion of mediation.

    Children 1st Mediation offer Family Mediation across England.

    Call to find out more call us on 0800 061 4905

    These prices are correct as of 1st April 2022 and may be subject to change from time to time