Issues relating to the cost of legal services have made mediation an extremely attractive proposition for resolving separation, divorce and other types of dispute involving families. Most mediation companies operate using a sliding scale of charges that relate to their client’s incomes. Whilst this can be suitable for some clients it does involve some form of means testing that many find unacceptable. In view of this, Family Mediation Services believes it is fairer to work to a base hourly rate charge that is normally split evenly between the parties involved.
Parties considering mediation should also be aware that an additional charge will generally be applied following the conclusion of the mediation process.
This covers the preparation of two documents that the mediator is usually required to provide to each mediating party to take to their respective legal advisers to be officially ratified by the courts.
Clients will be advised on how much their mediation process is likely to cost once our trained mediators have had the opportunity to assess their individual circumstances. If charges are likely to change after the initial Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) clients will be advised.
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