First of all, remember that the average legal cost for each person going through the court process to a Final Hearing can be anything from £5,000 to £10,000 under normal circumstances, and up to £50,000 or even beyond that for complex cases.
Mediation has to be a better option: you arrive at your own solutions, the process is under your control and you decide the number of sessions you have.
We offer initial telephone conversations for no charge.
The cost of an individual initial meeting or a MIAMS is £100.
The cost of a mediation meeting whether about children, finances or both is £140 per hour for each person. That is £280 between you, and this is payable at the end of each meeting. This enables you to keep track of and control of costs. There are no other charges other than the preparation of specific documents.
Most people need between two and four meetings. The length of those meetings is determined by you and your particular circumstances.
The cost of preparing documentation such as an Open Summary of Financial Information and Memorandum of Understanding will be discussed, and an estimate provided depending on the amount of work involved. It is generally in the region of £300.
There is no VAT payable on any of the charges.
We can offer evening and weekend appointments as well as during office hours