Family Mediation

Family Mediation

If you are in dispute with your ex, or are having difficulties settling your separation, you may be thinking about court proceedings. Before an application can be made to court, you are required to attend a Mediation Information Assessment Meeting, or ‘MIAM’ for short.

A MIAM meeting will help you decide f mediation could be used to resolve your difficulties, rather than going straight to court. The Court will ask you if  mediation has been considered before they are able to proceed with your application.

  • Mediation provides a safe, confidential environment, allowing you to discuss future arrangements for you and your family.
  • Mediation is cheaper, quicker and less stressful than going to court.
  • Mediation helps provide long-term solutions that are in the best interests of you and your family.
  • Mediation is flexible and can accommodate your family’s unique needs, allowing you to keep more control over your own future.

Mediators are skilled at helping you navigate the legal and emotional maze that family breakdown can create

Our Mediation services are based at:

Mediation is free of charge if you are eligible for Legal Aid, otherwise there is a cost for the service. If you are not eligible for Legal Aid you will find our charges are very competitive compared to other solicitors and organisations providing Mediation.

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If you are happy to proceed

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If you would like to discuss anything about our Mediation Service:

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Call Us: 01582 453372

Email Us: mediation@lutonrights.org

Face to face meetings

1. MIAM for a single client £90 per person

A meeting to explain what Family Mediation is, to confirm with the client that they want to proceed with mediation and to gather an outline of the issues. Lasting about 45 minutes

2. MIAM for two clients together £75 per person

A meeting to explain what Family Mediation is, to confirm that both clients want to proceed and to gather an outline of the issues. The meeting will last up to 1½ hrs and may include some early discussion of proposals for settlement.

3. MEDIATION MEETINGS £120 per person per session

Mediation Sessions last for 1½ hrs covering child contact arrangements, parenting plans, child support, the division of assets and liabilities and other issues which need resolution.

4. SHUTTLE MEDIATION£190 per person per session

Where the clients find it difficult to be in the same room as each other and a 2nd room needs to be hired. Shuttle is a slower process than face to face mediation, so more sessions may be needed. If a 2nd mediator is necessary, then additional charges will apply to reflect this.

Drafting of Documents

Work on documents is charged at £70 per hr per person.

Indicatively (depending on the complexity of the case):

  1. A Record of the Mediation Session £50 per person
  2. A Parenting Plan £75 per person
  3. A Statement of the Outcome of Mediation £75 per person
  4. A draft Open Financial Summary (and options) £120 per person
  5. A Memorandum of Understanding £120 per person
  6. Full financial documents (MOU & OFS) £240 per person

**PLEASE NOTE: there will be a cancellation fee of £30.00 per person for failure to notify us of cancellation/non-attendance at least 48 hours prior to the appointment. Production of all documents will be subject to payment in advance**