Mediation is an option that offers you an affordable way to divorce. Mediation is much cheaper than going to court. If you go to court it is likely that you will have to pay the costs of solicitors to prepare your case, and to represent you at hearings. This can cost thousands of pounds.
In mediation you will have the help of a specially trained mediator whose charges will, in most cases, be shared between you and your partner. You will benefit from the input of an expert to guide you through the process, at a fraction of the cost of going to court.
The mediator will help you to have difficult conversations. Our solicitor mediator has more than 20 years experience advising couples going through separation or divorce, and can give you information about the law, and ensure that the agreements that you reach can be made legally binding.
If you are seeking to reach agreement in respect of financial matters, then the mediator will help you to decide what important financial information you need to obtain in order to ensure that you make informed decisions. Once all of the relevant financial information is available, mediation will then focus on exploring all of the options for resolving the issues.
If you want to reach arrangements in respect of any children, the mediator will help you to focus on the issues you need to consider in order to make an effective co-parenting plan.
Typically, mediation takes between 4 – 6 sessions, although this can vary depending on your circumstances. On average therefore the cost of mediation is around £1,000 - £1,500. This is considerably less than going to court which can cost tens of thousands of pounds.
To find out more please contact Rebekah Gershuny on 020 7935 3522 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Whatever your personal circumstances the above is only a guide and we would advise you to contact us to obtain definitive advice as you will appreciate that each person’s circumstances are unique to them.