Are you having issues with a spouse, ex-partner or other family member? Are you going through a separation or divorce? Do you need a MIAM?
Benefits of Family Mediation
Mediation can be beneficial for sorting out the financial aspects of conflict or separation in a friendly, non-judgemental environment and for identifying options for on-going childcare, amongst other issues.
Time is set aside with qualified and experienced family mediators, over a number of short sessions for these ‘tricky’ discussions, which are often the first steps to begin working towards a solution. Final decisions are summarised into a document which then Solicitors can make legally binding.
It is often cheaper and quicker to resolve these issues using mediation as an alternate to court proceedings.
Separating couples who are applying for a divorce are required to undergo a Mediation Information & Assessment Meeting (MIAM) in the first instance, which can also be taken at the Mediation Clinic. This is where the mediation process is fully explained and the situation assessed formally for mediation before proceedings will be accepted by the court.
Our team of family mediators are all highly qualified, and are experienced at providing impartial guidance and support to help resolve disputes in a mutually agreeable way.
Our ethos for our fee structure is to maintain the lowest fees to meet and support local needs whilst delivering a quality and professional service. As a university our primary focus is education and the work undertaken by the Mediation Clinic helps achieve that aim.
- Fees per participant £80 + VAT per hour.
- Final documents, where relevant, are charged at £100 + VAT per copy.
A single MIAM may be offered to the party wishing to make an application to the court should the other party decline to attend. Mediation is now being encouraged as an alternate way to resolve differences within the family legal system so it is preferable that both parties at least explore it as an option.
If you are on low income, please call, as we may be able to offer you a fee exemption.
Find out more
For further information on family mediation, and how we can help you resolve your dispute, please contact: