Family Mediation

Family mediation is a voluntary process which allows separating or divorced couples to sit together around a table and have a discussion – not an argument – in a safe, controlled, professional environment.

At Crowther Mediation, you can be assured that your experienced mediator will help you navigate through difficult issues to make arrangements for your future.  Mediation is completely impartial and whilst we might ask you to consider some of the options a court would look at, we are not here to make the decisions about your future.

The process and what it involves;

  • Mediation takes place over 2-3 sessions, with each session lasting approximately 90 mins.
  • During the sessions you and your former partner will be asked to explore all of the options available to resolve the issues you have.
  • Mediation is not a substitute for legal advice and you are encouraged to have some independent legal advice to help you consider the options available.
  • Mediation is a confidential process which means you can feel free to discuss and explore all options safe in the knowledge that if mediation does not work, the court are not entitled to hear about your discussions, which may prejudice your case.

MIAMS

Any party wishing to engage in the mediation process must first of all attend a Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting. This meeting allows one of our mediators to explain a little bit more about mediation on a one to one basis and establish the nature of the dispute, before deciding whether not mediation is appropriate.

It is essential to attend a MIAM before making an application to court. The mediator needs endorse court application forms to confirm attendance at a MIAM.

Family Mediation Fees  – Online

MIAM – £100 per person + VAT

  • Your Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting will be conducted by an accredited family mediator.
  • 45 minute meeting with 30 minutes preparation and follow up work
  • Includes letters and phone calls to the other potential participant.
  • Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

Out of hours MIAM – £130 per person + VAT
Monday to Friday between 7.30am and 9am or 5pm and 8pm and Saturdays between 10am and 12.30pm.

Processing of court forms C100/ Form A where necessary £20 per person + VAT

JOINT MEDIATION SESSION – £180 per person + VAT

  • 90 minute joint mediation session conducted by an accredited family mediator.
  • Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
  • Includes document reviewing, record of session, routine follow up work and routine communication with you.

Out of hours JOINT MEDIATION SESSION – £210 per person + VAT
Monday to Friday between 5pm and 8pm and Saturdays between 10am and 12.30pm.

SUMMARY OF PROPOSALS/MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Written outcome statement – £100 per person + VAT.

Crowther Mediation can also offer face to face mediation meetings across the UK.  Please contact us directly to discuss fees and arrangements.