Family Mediation Specialists in Berkshire - Divorce Mediation

Welcome to National Family Mediation Service (NFMS)

The National Family Mediation Service (NFMS) in Berkshire makes alternative disagreement resolution in family law offered to everybody in Berkshire, despite the concerns bordering their dispute and their individual scenarios.
We attain this by having a nationwide network of expert mediators and mediators, all with a vast array of specialist skills as well as experience.

The Pathway to Resolution Plan

We think it is essential that individuals are conscious of all the choices offered to them when looking to settle their family conflict, this is why we produced the Pathway to Resolution Strategy. We will supply a strategy that shows the prospective path you can take through mediation, early neutral evaluation as well as settlement.

The approximated timescale and also cost of the pathway strategy will likewise be discussed with you as well as your mediator so that you can choose on whether you wish to seek the path plan or take your case with the court system.

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What is Family Mediation– An Intro

Mediation is a cheaper, shorter and less litigious alternative to the family court system. It is targeted at building a workable system of communication in between a couple once separated, that aids them settle on exactly how to relocate ahead with fundamental concerns in their lives– problems worrying children, funds and also property among other things.

  • Mediation is a means of aiding families get to choices concerning what must take place after splitting up or divorce in Berkshire
  • It gives couples a secure area to solve their differences at their own rate with the assistance of an unbiased mediator
  • It is a different to the extra typical lawful technique of instructing attorneys or going to court
  • It offers couples the chance to speak straight to every various other and also discuss their issues and also demands in the existence of a professional and neutral mediator
  • It recognises that parents are the very best individuals to choose concerning their very own children
  • It leaves the decision-making to the family and also not to an outsider

Family mediation has 4 principles:

It is volunteer– courts anticipate families to try mediation before litigation begins yet no-one can be forced to mediate
It is a private procedure (with two very minimal exceptions *) as well as proposals put onward in mediation can not be described in legal process
The mediator is objective– conciliators do not take sides. They additionally do not offer legal recommendations however give the couple the information required to make wise decisions
The customers ultimately make their very own choices– mediators are merely there to aid assist in efficient communication in between pairs so they can get to arrangements that make one of the most sense offered their unique scenarios. Once it has been made into a Consent Order by lawyers and also stamped by the court, any type of arrangement only comes to be lawfully binding.

There are 2 exceptions to privacy: One includes financial disclosure, where the courts are able to call on financial information offered throughout mediation in Berkshire as well as use it to develop a judgment. The other is where a mediator is concerned that a child goes to danger of severe damage as well as therefore has a responsibility to report it to the appropriate social services.




The ordinary cost of family mediation in the Berkshire is ₤ 140 per person per hour.

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

National Family Mediation Service (NFMS) maintain our expenses dealt with at ₤ 115 per individual per hour throughout your whole mediation procedure in Berkshire. And also remember, every extra pound you pay can be removed our fixed-fee legal bundles once your agreement is settled.

Federal government financing of as much as ₤ 500 per family is now offered to resolve problems relating to child arrangement matters in Berkshire.

The majority of people pay their share, but you can agree that a person person will pay in complete. There is more about who spends for family mediation in Berkshire.

Just How Much IS MEDIATION in Berkshire?

Mediation is an even more cost-efficient method to settle your dispute. If your situation goes to court for a full financial hearing, a solicitor will certainly price estimate upwards of ₤ 20,000 plus VAT. The majority of solicitors charge up of ₤ 250 plus VAT per hr.

At ₤ 115 per individual per hour, our mediation in Berkshire is among the most economical choices offered. For this you get access to our totally trained and also professional family mediators in Berkshire, fixed-fee lawful suggestions and also services as well as our network of expert business who can help you with home loans, financial guidance, conveyancing as well as wills.

As well as don’t forget we are the very best assessed family mediation company in Berkshire.


Consisted of in the cost of your mediation is the time considered the mediator to prepare for your session, write any type of notes from your meetings as well as get your financial disclosures.

We do not bill added for sending out letters or e-mails, or for phone calls. All meetings can also be held online.

We can function out the most cost effective lawful package for you based on the number of mediation sessions you have actually utilized once you have gotten to a contract.

Bear in mind, you only pay the hourly price for mediation until you are ready to choose a lawful bundle that is finest matched to you, on reaching your contract.


First conferences- ₤ 115 per hour (all consultations are paid at time of booking).
Child comprehensive mediation- ₤ 115 per hr (all payable in development).
Mediation conference- ₤ 115 each per hr (payable at time of booking your conference).
Form A/ C100 for court- ₤ 60.

Dealt with charge legal splitting up bundle in Berkshire (includes your preliminary meetings, approximately 4 hours joint mediation sessions and also a solicitor prepared deed of separation)- ₤ 999 each.

Silver repaired fee separation as well as mediation plan in Berkshire (includes your preliminary meetings, up to 4 hrs joint mediation sessions, lawyer managed divorce via to your decree outright)- ₤ 1399 each.

Gold repaired cost divorce and also mediation plan in Berkshire (includes your first meetings, up to 6 hours of joint mediation sessions, solicitor took care of separation, lawyer representing the participant, solicitor drafted consent order)- ₤ 1699 each.

Platinum dealt with cost divorce and also mediation bundle in Berkshire (includes your first meetings, 2 hours lawful suggestions, composed report of that advice, up to 8 hrs of joint mediation sessions, solicitor handled separation, lawyer drafted authorization order, separate solicitor representing the respondent and also a new will for each and every of you on your separation)- ₤ 2399 per individual.

Dealt with cost approval order package (includes your preliminary meetings, 4 hours joint mediation sessions and a solicitor checked and also prepared consent order, submission of the order to court and all court communication)- ₤ 999 each.

Lawyer Evaluation (includes a report sent to our lawyer chambers, who will certainly review your case and write a report of what they really feel would be a most likely result if your situation litigated)- ₤ 499 each.

Lawful suggestions as well as a created record based upon your circumstances can be contributed to any type of plan (It is included as typical with the platinum bundle)- You have the option of a 1 hour appointment and also composed record or more hr examination and also written report- ₤ 299 for 1 hour or ₤ 399 for 2 hrs.

Child Arrangement Order a solicitor drafts a child plan approval order and also completes a C100 type and also sends out to your local court. They take care of Cafcass enquiries on your behalf. This makes your parenting strategy legitimately binding. You will certainly need to go to court for this- ₤ 399 each.

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

Type A/ C100- ₤ 60.
Participant Only Service (Solicitor to take care of the separation for the participant)- ₤ 399.
Memorandum of Understanding (Free with any type of fixed charge legal bundle)- ₤ 110 per individual.
Parenting Plan (for Child Just Mediation)- ₤ 72 per person.
Result Declaration (documents the result where no or partial contract reached)- ₤ 72 each.
Licensed translation of marital relationship certificate- (from) ₤ 120.
Lawyer prepared authorization order (if added to any kind of separation plan)- ₤ 499 each.
Qualified copy of a marriage certificate- ₤ 25.
Work with of second room for shuttle bus mediation- ₤ 30 per person per meeting.