Mediation in divorce, compared to solicitors and courts
As anyone who has previously been involved in a legal dispute will be aware, the costs of legal action can rapidly mount and within a family law setting it is not unusual for disputes about finances or arrangements for the children to cost well in excess of £10,000-£20,000 per person.
At Godalming Family Mediation we offer competitive and transparent rates whilst also offering a high quality service. Our rates are as follows and please also refer to the notes under the table:
|Mediation||£120 per person per hour||£150 per person per hour|
|Signing court form||£60||£60|
|Contacting other party||£60||£60|
|MIAM/mediation meeting package||£240 per person||£300 per person|
- These rates already include VAT at 20%.
- “MIAM” stands for a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting.
- MIAM/mediation package includes a MIAM with each party and up to 1.5 hours of a joint mediation session when held on the same day.
We aim to reach a conclusion to the mediation process within approximately 2 to 4 sessions of 1 to 2 hours each. Depending upon the nature of the issues, it may be necessary for some documents to be drafted to set out the outcomes of the mediation process, for which the same hourly rate is charged and it can be expected that this will take approximately 2 to 4 hours per person to prepare. This means that the final cost of resolution through mediation is invariably only a small fraction of the potential cost of resolving matters through solicitors and / or the Courts.
It is important to understand that in more complicated cases it may be necessary to run additional sessions. It may also be possible to facilitate agreements within a single session for more straightforward matters and we are committed to keeping you updated on the likely costs on a regular basis as we proceed through the mediation process with you.
If you would like more information on the costs involved, use the contact form on this page or call us on 01483 339379.