Family Mediation Specialists in East Sussex - Divorce Mediation

Welcome to National Family Mediation Service (NFMS)

The National Family Mediation Service (NFMS) in East Sussex makes different dispute resolution in family law offered to every person in East Sussex, no matter of the issues bordering their conflict and their individual situations.
We achieve this by having an across the country network of expert arbitrators and mediators, all with a large range of specialist skills and also experience.

The Path to Resolution Strategy

We believe it is essential that people are aware of all the choices readily available to them when looking to fix their family disagreement, this is why we produced the Path to Resolution Strategy. We will certainly give a plan that shows the prospective path you could take through mediation, very early neutral assessment and also arbitration.

The approximated timescale and cost of the path plan will likewise be gone over with you and also your mediator to ensure that you can make a decision on whether you wish to pursue the pathway strategy or take your case through the court system.

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What is Family Mediation– An Intro

Mediation is a less costly, shorter and also less litigious option to the family court system. It is aimed at building a practical system of communication between a couple once separated, that aids them concur on just how to progress with fundamental issues in their lives– issues concerning kids, financial resources and also property amongst other points.

  • Mediation is a means of aiding families get to decisions about what must take place after separation or separation in East Sussex
  • It gives couples a refuge to solve their differences at their own pace with the assistance of an unbiased mediator
  • It is an alternate to the a lot more typical legal technique of advising legal representatives or going to court
  • It gives pairs the chance to talk directly to each various other and also explain their issues and demands in the visibility of a professional and impartial mediator
  • It acknowledges that parents are the ideal individuals to make choices concerning their very own children
  • It leaves the decision-making to the family as well as not to an outsider

Family mediation has 4 concepts:

It is volunteer– courts expect families to attempt mediation prior to lawsuits begins but no-one can be compelled to mediate
It is a private procedure (with 2 very limited exemptions *) as well as propositions advanced in mediation can not be referred to in lawful proceedings
The mediator is impartial– mediators do not take sides. They likewise do not give lawful guidance but provide the couple the details required to make sensible choices
The clients inevitably make their very own choices– mediators are merely there to assist assist in effective interaction in between couples so they can reach arrangements that make one of the most feeling provided their unique scenarios. Any type of contract just comes to be lawfully binding once it has actually been made right into a Consent Order by lawyers as well as marked by the court.

There are 2 exemptions to confidentiality: One entails financial disclosure, where the courts are able to contact financial information provided during mediation in East Sussex and also utilize it to create a judgment. The various other is where a mediator is worried that a child is at risk of major harm as well as for that reason has a responsibility to report it to the suitable social services.




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

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

National Family Mediation Service (NFMS) keep our prices fixed at ₤ 115 each per hr throughout your whole mediation process in East Sussex. And also bear in mind, every pound you pay can be taken off our fixed-fee legal plans once your contract is cleared up.

Government financing of as much as ₤ 500 per family is currently offered to deal with concerns associating with child arrangement issues in East Sussex.

Lots of people pay their share, however you can concur that person will pay in full. There is more about who pays for family mediation in East Sussex.


Mediation is an even more economical approach to fix your disagreement. A lawyer will estimate upwards of ₤ 20,000 plus BARREL if your case litigates for a complete financial hearing. Most lawyers bill upwards of ₤ 250 plus VAT per hour.

At ₤ 115 each per hr, our mediation in East Sussex is among the most affordable alternatives offered. For this you get accessibility to our totally trained and professional family conciliators in East Sussex, fixed-fee legal guidance and services and our network of specialist companies who can assist you with home loans, financial recommendations, conveyancing and wills.

And also don’t forget we are the most effective assessed family mediation firm in East Sussex.


Included in the cost of your mediation is the time taken for the mediator to get ready for your session, create up any type of notes from your conferences and get your financial disclosures.

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

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

Remember, you just pay the per hour rate for mediation until you prepare to pick a legal plan that is finest suited to you, on reaching your arrangement.


Preliminary conferences- ₤ 115 per hour (all appointments are paid at time of booking).
Child inclusive mediation- ₤ 115 per hour (all payable in development).
Mediation conference- ₤ 115 per person per hour (payable sometimes of booking your conference).
Form A/ C100 for court- ₤ 60.

Repaired fee legal separation package in East Sussex (includes your preliminary conferences, as much as 4 hours joint mediation sessions and also a lawyer prepared deed of splitting up)- ₤ 999 per person.

Silver taken care of fee separation as well as mediation bundle in East Sussex (includes your preliminary conferences, as much as 4 hours joint mediation sessions, lawyer handled separation via to your decree absolute)- ₤ 1399 per person.

Gold repaired cost separation as well as mediation plan in East Sussex (includes your preliminary conferences, as much as 6 hours of joint mediation sessions, lawyer managed divorce, solicitor representing the participant, lawyer prepared approval order)- ₤ 1699 each.

Platinum taken care of fee separation as well as mediation bundle in East Sussex (includes your first conferences, 2 hours legal suggestions, composed report of that recommendations, up to 8 hours of joint mediation sessions, lawyer managed separation, solicitor drafted authorization order, different lawyer substituting the respondent and a new will for each of you on your separation)- ₤ 2399 per person.

Taken care of fee permission order bundle (includes your first conferences, 4 hours joint mediation sessions as well as a solicitor drafted and checked consent order, entry of the order to court and also all court correspondence)- ₤ 999 each.

Barrister Review (includes a record sent out to our lawyer chambers, who will certainly examine your instance and also write a record of what they really feel would be a most likely outcome if your case went to court)- ₤ 499 per individual.

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

Child Arrangement Order a lawyer composes a child plan authorization order and completes a C100 form and sends out to your local court. You will certainly require to go to court for this- ₤ 399 per person.

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

Form A/ C100- ₤ 60.
Respondent Just Service (Lawyer to manage the separation for the participant)- ₤ 399.
Memorandum of Comprehending (Free with any fixed fee lawful package)- ₤ 110 per individual.
Parenting Plan (for Child Only Mediation)- ₤ 72 per individual.
End result Statement (papers the result where no or partial contract reached)- ₤ 72 each.
Certified translation of marital relationship certification- (from) ₤ 120.
Solicitor composed consent order (if added to any kind of separation plan)- ₤ 499 per person.
Licensed copy of a marriage certificate- ₤ 25.
Employ of 2nd room for shuttle bus mediation- ₤ 30 each per conference.