Divorce is never easy, but a Divorce mediation service can make it less stressful. A mediator is neutral and will help you reach an agreement about issues such as money, property and children. They can also help you save time and money.
The process starts with a consultation with a mediator, who will talk to you and your ex-partner about whether mediation is right for you. This will cost between £50 and £125. Then you will attend sessions with your mediator. These can last from six to 12 hours. If you can agree about as much as possible before you start, your case will take shorter sessions and you’ll pay less.
Having the right divorce mediator and service is important to ensure a positive outcome for you and your family. It is vital to find a mediator who has experience, is highly skilled and provides a comprehensive service.
Some private mediators quote a flat rate after an initial evaluation of your case, while others offer packages that include unlimited mediation sessions (with an extra hourly charge for additional sessions). If you’re on a budget, consider a court-sponsored program, which typically offers services at no or reduced costs based on income, and/or free or low-cost follow-up sessions. Some programs use attorney mediators with family law experience and others don’t. You might also be able to find community mediation services that are offered for free or at low cost by non-attorney mediators who have received special training in divorce-related issues.