Fixed Fees for Advice About Mediation (Financial Issues)

Fixed Fees for Advice About Mediation (Financial Issues)

Mediation is often a very effective way of resolving financial issues as part of your divorce or separation.

Mediation has a very high success rate in helping separated couples reach agreement, even when their positions are a very long way apart when they enter the mediation process. You may need legal advice before you start mediation and as the mediation progresses. We can advise you about about the right sort of proposals to put forward, and whether a proposed agreement is in your best interests.

Legal aid may be available to pay for a limited amount of legal advice about mediation if you are on a low income and don’t have too much savings or other capital. If you don’t qualify for legal aid we will provide you with the legal advice you need for a fixed fee.

Find out about our fixed fees for advice about mediation for children issues.

We offer a free initial consultation, which is an opportunity for you to meet one of our family law specialists and explain your situation. We will advise you of your options and let you know the likely costs involved.

We feel it is essential that we meet you face to face at an early stage in the process. This might be before or after you have your first mediation meeting. This way we get to know you well and we get to understand your particular worries and priorities. It also gives you a chance to meet the solicitor who will be acting for you and make sure that you feel comfortable with him or her.  Read more

Advice during mediation and about the agreement you reach – £300

During the mediation process your mediator may recommend you to take advice about a particular question which arises, or you may feel that you want to take advice even though it has not been recommended. Read more

Drawing up a court order or negotiating a separation agreement confirming the arrangements you have agreed – £480

Usually we will recommend you to get the memorandum of understanding agreed in the form of a consent order obtained within divorce proceedings or in a formal separation agreement.
This makes the terms of the agreement as clear as possible and ensures that you and your husband/wife are fully committed to it. It involves negotiating detailed wording with your husband/wife’s solicitor and, if it is a court order, getting it approved by the court and by mortgage lenders and pension administrators where appropriate. Read more


Ready to speak to one of our specialist family lawyers?

All of our lawyers are members of Resolution and follow a code of practice intended to ensure that matters are dealt with in a sensitive and constructive way. You can find a complete list of the Simpson Millar legal team here or if you’d prefer to speak to one of us directly please call our Corn Street Office on 0345 357 9650

Family Law Specialist

Carol Chrisfield
carol.chrisfield@simpsonmillar.co.uk

Family Law Specialist

John Pratley
john.pratley@simpsonmillar.co.uk

Family Law Specialist

Clair Wygladala
clair.wygladala@simpsonmillar.co.uk

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