Divorce & separation can be really stressful, especially for the children. It is not a rare case that a divorce had a major impact on the children and their perception of family, relationships and love. This is a complicated situation that needs to be done neatly, so no one could get harmed. In addition, there is also a great number of different expenses, which makes the whole process even more unpleasant.
Mediation costs – Jan18
Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) – £99.00 per person
FM1/C100/Form A for court application purposes – £49.00
Mediation meetings (outer London locations) Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm – £150 per person per session ( 90 minutes)
Mediation meetings (Central London locations) Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm – £250 per person per session ( 90 minutes)
Mediation meeting out of office hours Monday to Friday 5.30pm to 8.30pm & Weekends – POA
Preparation of open statement of financial information – from £80.00 per hour per person
Preparation of parenting plan – from £80.00 per person
Preparation of memorandum of understanding – from £80.00 per hour per person
The court expenses for one divorce in the U.K. might even reach the amount of an average year salary! It is surely not a good idea to spend all that money on this is it?. However, there is an alternative. Mediation sessions are offering you a cheaper way to clear some things with your ex-partner. The complete program is a lot cheaper than the trial costs, and it consists of a number of sessions where the relationship and problems would be discussed.
These sessions are open-ended procedures where you will have decided the number of the meetings and the outcome. These sessions are held between the client and the mediator, so there is no disturbance from the outside. At the mediation sessions, you and your soon to be ex-partner will discuss your own divorce and everything that comes with it. You will decide what is the best way to do this, and how should you protect your children from the stress. With the help of a mediator, you will thoroughly analyze all possibilities to find the best solution.
Some topics that you will discuss in these sessions are child custody and support, different taxes, property and retirement. The goal is to reach an agreement where both sides would be satisfied. Sometimes this process gets difficult, so the mediator intervenes. Mediators will tend to keep the couple calm and honest, to make them focus on the problem and to keep them on the track. They are completely neutral, and they do not take sides.
Sometimes divorces are nice and quiet procedures where everything goes well, but in most cases, divorces are terrible for both parties. Mediators are there to help you with this problem and facilitate the communication between you. There is no reason for you to spend unpleasant hours in the court while your money is slipping away. For an affordable price, you can make your parenting plan, solve the property problem, discuss the financial aspect, etc. Divorce mediation can solve all your divorce problems, so you and your ex-partner could part ways in peace.