Family Mediation Specialists in Bristol - Divorce Mediation

Welcome to National Family Mediation Service (NFMS)

Mediation Can Help You:
Achieve an affordable remedy for financial and/or child arrangements
Stay clear of the cost and anxiety of litigating in Bristol
Assist you resolve dispute swiftly without significant lawful expenses and raised acrimony in Bristol

The Path to Resolution Strategy

Our team believe it is essential that individuals know all the options offered to them when wanting to settle their family disagreement, this is why we created the Path to Resolution Plan. Following an initial consultation that is brought out at the exact same time as a Mediation Information as well as Assessment Meeting, normally described as a MIAM. We will certainly offer a strategy that shows the potential path you could take through mediation, early neutral examination and also mediation. It might be among these alternatives or a mix of all options depending your issues and also personal circumstance.

The approximated timescale and cost of the path strategy will likewise be talked about with you and your mediator so that you can decide on whether you want to go after the pathway plan or take your instance through the court system.

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What is Family Mediation– An Intro

Mediation is a less costly, shorter and also less litigious alternative to the family court system. It is intended at building a practical system of interaction in between a pair once separated, that aids them settle on exactly how to move forward with basic problems in their lives– issues concerning children, financial resources and also property amongst other points.

  • Mediation is a method of helping families get to choices about what must take place after separation or divorce in Bristol
  • It offers pairs a risk-free place to settle their differences at their own rate with the help of a neutral mediator
  • It is a different to the much more traditional lawful strategy of going or advising attorneys to court
  • It provides couples the opportunity to speak directly to every other and also describe their issues as well as requirements in the visibility of a professional and objective mediator
  • It acknowledges that parents are the finest people to choose worrying their very own youngsters
  • It leaves the decision-making to the family and not to an outsider

Family mediation has 4 principles:

It is voluntary– courts anticipate families to try mediation before lawsuits begins however no-one can be compelled to mediate
It is a personal procedure (with 2 really minimal exemptions *) as well as propositions advanced in mediation can not be referred to in lawful proceedings
The mediator is unbiased– moderators do not take sides. They additionally do not give lawful recommendations but offer the couple the info needed to make sensible choices
The customers inevitably make their own choices– arbitrators are merely there to aid promote effective interaction in between couples so they can get to contracts that make the a lot of sense offered their distinct situations. Any kind of agreement just becomes legally binding once it has actually been made right into an Authorization Order by lawyers as well as stamped by the court.

There are two exemptions to privacy: One includes financial disclosure, where the courts have the ability to call on financial details offered during mediation in Bristol and also use it to create a judgment. The various other is where a mediator is worried that a child goes to risk of major damage as well as as a result has a task to report it to the suitable social services.




The typical cost of family mediation in the Bristol is ₤ 140 each per hr.

*according to the Family Mediation Council in Bristol– January 2021.

National Family Mediation Service (NFMS) keep our costs fixed at ₤ 115 per person per hour throughout your whole mediation process in Bristol. And also remember, every extra pound you pay can be removed our fixed-fee legal bundles once your contract is settled.

Government financing of as much as ₤ 500 per family is currently available to resolve issues associating to child arrangement matters in Bristol.

Lots of people pay their share, yet you can concur that individual will certainly pay in full. There is even more concerning who spends for family mediation in Bristol.


Mediation is a much more cost-effective approach to solve your conflict. A solicitor will price estimate upwards of ₤ 20,000 plus BARREL if your case litigates for a full financial hearing. Many lawyers bill upward of ₤ 250 plus BARREL per hr.

At ₤ 115 per person per hour, our mediation in Bristol is among the most economical alternatives available. For this you get accessibility to our totally educated as well as professional family conciliators in Bristol, fixed-fee lawful guidance and also services as well as our network of professional companies that can assist you with home mortgages, financial guidance, conveyancing as well as wills.

And also don’t forget we are the very best reviewed family mediation company in Bristol.


Included in the cost of your mediation is the time considered the mediator to prepare for your session, compose up any notes from your conferences and also acquire your financial disclosures.

We do not bill added for sending emails or letters, or for call. All meetings can additionally be held online.

Once you have gotten to an agreement, we can work out the most cost efficient legal bundle for you based upon the variety of mediation sessions you have used.

Remember, you just pay the hourly price for mediation until you are all set to pick a legal package that is best suited to you, on reaching your arrangement.


Preliminary conferences- ₤ 115 per hour (all appointments are paid sometimes of booking).
Child comprehensive mediation- ₤ 115 per hr (all payable beforehand).
Mediation meeting- ₤ 115 per individual per hour (payable sometimes of booking your meeting).
Kind A/ C100 for court- ₤ 60.

Dealt with charge lawful splitting up plan in Bristol (includes your first meetings, as much as 4 hrs joint mediation sessions as well as a lawyer drafted deed of splitting up)- ₤ 999 per person.

Silver repaired cost separation and also mediation package in Bristol (includes your preliminary conferences, up to 4 hrs joint mediation sessions, solicitor took care of separation via to your mandate absolute)- ₤ 1399 each.

Gold dealt with cost separation as well as mediation plan in Bristol (includes your first conferences, approximately 6 hours of joint mediation sessions, solicitor handled divorce, lawyer substituting the respondent, solicitor prepared permission order)- ₤ 1699 each.

Platinum dealt with cost divorce and also mediation plan in Bristol (includes your first meetings, 2 hrs legal guidance, created report of that recommendations, up to 8 hrs of joint mediation sessions, solicitor took care of divorce, lawyer prepared consent order, separate solicitor substituting the respondent and also a new will for each of you on your separation)- ₤ 2399 each.

Fixed cost authorization order package (includes your first meetings, 4 hrs joint mediation sessions and also a solicitor prepared and also inspected permission order, entry of the order to court as well as all court document)- ₤ 999 each.

Barrister Review (consists of a report sent out to our lawyer chambers, that will certainly evaluate your situation and also compose a report of what they feel would be a most likely result if your situation litigated)- ₤ 499 per individual.

Legal suggestions and also a composed record based on your situations can be included to any bundle (It is consisted of as standard with the platinum package)- You have the choice of a 1 hr consultation and also composed report or 2 hour consultation and also created record- ₤ 299 for 1 hour or ₤ 399 for 2 hrs.

Child Arrangement Order a lawyer prepares a child plan consent order as well as finishes a C100 kind as well as sends out to your local court. They manage Cafcass enquiries on your part. This makes your parenting strategy legally binding. You will need to participate in court for this- ₤ 399 per individual.

  • HMCTS court costs for divorce- ₤ 550.
  • HMCTS court fees for a financial authorization order- ₤ 50.
  • HMCTS Court fees for a child arrangement order- ₤ 215.

Kind A/ C100- ₤ 60.
Participant Only Service (Lawyer to take care of the separation for the respondent)- ₤ 399.
Memorandum of Recognizing (Free with any kind of set cost lawful bundle)- ₤ 110 per individual.
Parenting Plan (for Child Only Mediation)- ₤ 72 each.
Result Statement (papers the end result where no or partial contract got to)- ₤ 72 each.
Qualified translation of marriage certification- (from) ₤ 120.
Lawyer composed consent order (if included on to any kind of divorce package)- ₤ 499 each.
Qualified duplicate of a marriage certificate- ₤ 25.
Employ of second room for shuttle mediation- ₤ 30 each per meeting.