Mediation, when dissolving a relationship, can be a cheaper alternative to going to court. If you’re looking for a family mediation service to help you make decisions and sort out your issues, knowing exactly what family mediation is, what it involves, and how much will mediation cost you get the most from your experience.
Understanding the different types of mediation services available
When it comes to mediation services, there are four main types of mediation you can benefit from these include; facilitative, evaluative, transformation or transactional. Before working with mediators in Nottingham Nottingham for example, you need to find the right type of family mediation for your needs.
Family mediators work with separated parents, Grandparents and Families to help them make decisions concerning matters such as their children’s futures, living arrangements, access and education, to name a few.
Considering the complexity of the dispute
The type and duration of mediation you will need depends on the issues and what you need to resolve. For example, putting family arrangements in place and organising finances can be much more complicated than dividing assets. The more complex the dispute you have, the more sessions it will take to get the details arranged that benefit all parties.
Negotiating fees with your mediator
Mediators will have set fees for different parts of the process; generally, you can expect this to be around £140 per person per hour. Different parts of the process, such as sending drafting documents, can also incur additional costs; in many cases, the fees will be payable upfront and likely non-negotiable. However, you might be able to talk to your chosen mediation company to help set up a payment plan to pay for mediation costs over a set period of time.
Taking advantage of government schemes
The government currently has a family mediation scheme for those requiring family mediation services. This comes in the form of a £500 voucher to put towards the cost of family mediation. Everyone who has had a MIAM and wants to discuss arrangements relating to their children qualifies for this. There is no means of assessment. You might be able to qualify for Legal Aid to help you afford the price if you cannot afford this yourself. Talk to our family Mediation Team in Leicester to determine if you are eligible for government schemes.
Considering The Cost Of Not Mediating
The average cost of going to court for divorce is £14,561. When you compare this to the average mediation cost per person, which comes in around £600 to £1,000 per person, including your MIAM and any documents that need to be prepared, you can see the financial benefit of undergoing family mediation services compared to the court process. Not only this, you will spare your family the trauma of heading to court to get arrangements in place, as mediation services are much more sympathetic and less stressful.
Family Law Mediation aims to help you reach as amicable a settlement and division of assets and child custody issues as possible. We are here to help you reach a suitable agreement that benefits all parties at a set cost. If you need mediators derby or mediators in the surrounding areas, we can help you! Contact our dedicated team today.