The mediator will meet with each party separately to find out about the current situation and see if mediation is suitable for you. A financial assessment will be carried out to see if you are eligible for Public Funding (legal aid). The mediator will need to see recent evidence of your income from all sources. If you are entitled to Public Funding (Legal Aid), the costs of your case will be fully covered by the Legal Aid Agency. If you are not entitled to Public Funding (Legal Aid), there is a cost for each meeting.
- The MIAM will cost £95.00.
- A Child Only mediation session will cost £120.00 per person per session
- A Finance & Property (including children if appropriate) will cost £200 per person per session.
- A consultation meeting with children (if appropriate) will cost £100 shared between parents.
Compared to Court costs potentially running into several thousand pounds, mediation is a much cheaper option.