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Are you considering family mediation but unsure of the prices involved? Perhaps you’re wondering if you’re eligible for legal aid to cover the expenses. Family mediation can be an effective way to resolve conflicts and reach agreements without the need for court intervention. In this article, we’ll explore the cost of family mediation and whether you can get legal aid to help cover the expenses.
What Is Family Mediation?
Family mediation is a process where a neutral third party, known as a mediator, helps two or more parties in a dispute to communicate and reach agreements. Family mediation is often used in divorce and separation cases to help couples work out arrangements for their children, finances, and property.
How Much Does Family Mediation Cost?
The price of family mediation varies depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case, the number of sessions required, and the mediator’s fees. Generally, the cost of family mediation is much lower than going to court. On average, family mediation costs around £100 to £150 per hour. However, some mediators charge more or less depending on their experience, location, and other factors.
At Aspire Family Mediation, we offer transparent pricing to help you budget for your mediation sessions. Our fees start at £99 per hour for our online mediation services and £120 per hour for face-to-face sessions.
Can You Get Legal Aid for Family Mediation?
Legal aid is financial assistance provided by the government to help individuals who cannot afford to pay for legal services. If you’re on a low income or receiving certain benefits, you may be eligible for legal aid to cover the costs of family mediation.
To qualify for legal aid, you must first go through a means test to determine your financial eligibility. You must also be able to show that family mediation is the most appropriate way to resolve your dispute. If you’re eligible for legal aid, you’ll be able to get help with the costs of family mediation, including the mediator’s fees.
Advantages of Family Mediation
Family mediation offers several advantages over going to court, including:
Cost-effective: As we’ve mentioned, family mediation is generally much cheaper than going to court.
Less stressful: Mediation is less adversarial than going to court, which can reduce stress and anxiety for all parties involved.
Faster: Mediation can often be completed in a matter of weeks or months, while court proceedings can take months or even years to resolve.
Flexible: Mediation sessions can be scheduled at a time and place that suits all parties involved, making it more convenient than going to court.
Mediation before Applying for Child Arrangement Order.
Family mediation can be a cost-effective and efficient way to resolve disputes and reach agreements without the need for court intervention. At Aspire Family Mediation, we offer transparent pricing and fixed-fee packages to help you access our services. If you’re unsure about the costs involved, or whether you’re eligible for legal aid, get in touch with us today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
At Aspire Family Mediation, we are committed to helping all our clients access family mediation services, regardless of their financial circumstances. We offer fixed-fee packages for clients who are eligible for legal aid to help them cover the price of their mediation sessions.