Mediation can take between two and four meetings depending on the complexity of your situation. In financial mediation the more information you are able to bring, the more progress can be made at the meetings.
The Legal Aid Agency has changed funding arrangements for family mediation
The Legal Aid Agency has changed funding arrangements to support the uptake of mediation. The changes became effective from 3 November 2014.
In cases where one person is eligible for legal aid and the other person is not, both people will be eligible for legal aid funding for the initial individual meetings – mediation information and assessment meetings (MIAM) and the first mediation session.
*This means that if one person is eligible for legal aid funding, both will get their individual and first mediation meeting paid for by the Legal Aid Agency.
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Legally aided mediation
If you are assessed as being eligible for legally aided mediation, the costs of the mediation will be met by the Legal Aid Agency. This means that you will not have to pay for the mediation. As part of the government’s support of mediation, the cost of one meeting with a solicitor will be met by the legal aid agency, the costs of drawing up an agreed order will also be paid to one solicitor.
Fixed fees for mediation
Family Matters is able to offer fixed fees for all categories of mediation. Fixed fee payments offer a discount to our usual rates and are designed to help you budget your expenditure.
Alternatively if you prefer to pay on a per meeting rate.
Payment can be made in cash, over the telephone or through our secure payment facility
Credit Card payment
We accept payment by Credit or Debit card. There is no charge for payments under £100 or by debit card There is a charge of £1.00 for credit card payments over £100.