Costs and payments

Can I afford mediation?

Mediation is a far more cost effective way to resolve your disputes or settle your divorce. A full court trial will cost each party upwards of £20,000 +VAT. Your initial meeting with us will cost £96 (including the VAT) and if you later decide to purchase one of our divorce or legal packages, this amount will then be deducted from your final bill. This initial meeting can save you thousands of pounds on unnecessary legal fees.

You don't have to decide which package you want until agreement has been reached on all the issues. If you are unable to reach agreement through us you just pay the hourly rate for the divorce mediator, which is usually shared between each party - £96 per person per hour.

We have an 91% success rate for resolving disputes through mediation and the courts will usually stipulate that you must attend mediation prior to hearing your case, so you will have to show you have at least considered mediation.

Surrey Mediation Service is the only mediation company that uses a progressive mediation process. For example, we collate and check your financial disclosures outside of your joint meetings, saving you the cost of a whole joint session. We give options to progress your case if you cannot reach agreement and we can give you options on what to do based on our many years' experience of helping couples in dispute.

In addition to this our fixed fee legal and mediation packages can save you thousands on the costs of instructing separate solicitors.

Contact us to see how we can save you thousands of pounds off the cost of your divorce

 

Mediation & divorce costs (all prices include VAT)

Legal Aid - we can now offer FREE mediation from our Portsmouth, Woking and Aldershot offices, if you are eligible for legal aid. Call us on 0330 999 0959 to find out more. 

Initial meetings - £96 per hour (all appointments are paid at time of booking)
Mediation meeting - £96 per person per hour (payable at time of booking your meeting)
Form A / C100 for court - £60

Fixed fee legal separation package (includes your initial meetings, 4 hours joint mediation sessions and a solicitor drafted legal deed of separation) - £699 per person

Bronze fixed fee divorce and mediation package (includes a 90 minute meeting with a divorce expert to finalise your divorce arrangements and a solicitor for each party to manage your whole divorce) - £599 per person

Silver fixed fee divorce and mediation package (includes your initial meetings, 4 hours joint mediation sessions, solicitor managed divorce through to your decree absolute) - £999 per person

Gold fixed fee divorce and mediation package (includes your initial meetings, 6 hours joint mediation sessions, solicitor managed divorce, solicitor acting for the respondent, solicitor drafted consent order) - £1298 per person

Platinum fixed fee divorce and mediation package (includes your initial meetings, 2 hours legal advice, written report on your situation, 8 hours of joint mediation sessions, solicitor managed divorce, solicitor drafted consent order, solicitor acting for the respondent and a new will for each on your divorce ) - £1,745 per person (can be paid in 3 x instalments of £682 pp inc court Fees)

Fixed fee consent order package (includes your initial meetings, 4 hours joint mediation sessions and a solicitor checked and drafted consent order, submission of the order to court and legal advice) - £699 per person

Fixed fee child arrangement order (includes your initial meetings, 4 hours joint mediation sessions, parenting advice and suggested plans, formalisation of child maintenance payments and a professionally drafted parenting plan. The solicitor will then draft a child arrangement order and submit to the court) - £699 per person

Barrister Review (includes a report sent to our Barrister Chambers, who will review your case and write a report of what they feel would be a likely outcome if your case went to court) - £399 per person

Legal advice and a written report based on your circumstances can be added to any package (It is included as standard with the platinum package) - You have the option of a 1 hour consultation and written report or two hour consultation and written report - £275 for 1 hour or £350 for 2 hours

HMCTS court fees for divorce - £550 (included with the platinum package)
HMCTS court fees for a consent order - £50 (included with the platinum package)
HMCTS Court fees for a child arrangement order - £215
Form A / C100  - £60
Respondent Only Service (Solicitor to manage the divorce for the respondent) - £375
Memorandum of Understanding (Free with any fixed fee legal package) - £90 per person
​​Parenting Plan (for Child Only Mediation) - £50 per person
Outcome Statement (documents the outcome where no or partial agreement reached) - £45 per person
Certified translation of marriage certificate - (from) £120
Solicitor drafted consent order (if added on to any divorce package) - £399 per person
Certified copy of marriage certificate - £25
Hire of second room for shuttle mediation - £25 per person per joint session

 

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