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Divorce, separation, issues over child access and Family disputes are a harrowing reality that calls for a more compassionate, efficient resolution – this is where our family mediation  Bristol team shine. 

We offer a lifeline to those seeking a more peaceful way forward.

At UK Family Mediation Service Bristol , we provide an expedited and cost-effective alternative to the traditional courtroom drama.

By choosing mediation, you’re prioritising understanding over contention, conversation over confrontation, and resolution over retaliation.

2024 Mediation FEES Bristol– Effective July 2024​

We have a simple fee structure no matter where you are in the UK and no matter what you earn.

Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM) – FROM £120.00 per person

MIAM certificate/FM1/Form A/Form C100 for court purposes – FROM £60.00

Mediation meetings Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm – FROM  £180 per person per session (90 minutes)

Mediation meeting out of office hours Monday to Friday 5.30pm to 8.30pm & Weekends – POA

Preparation of open statement of financial information – FROM £60.00 per hour per person

Preparation of parenting plan – FROM £60.00 per person

Preparation of memorandum of understanding – FROM £60.00 per hour per person

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Legal Aid

Legal aid for mediation in the UK is a crucial resource for individuals who qualify based on their financial circumstances. It provides funding to cover the costs of mediation sessions, making this valuable service accessible to those who might otherwise struggle with the expenses involved. Legal aid ensures that everyone, regardless of their financial situation, has the opportunity to resolve family disputes in a fair and constructive manner. This support not only promotes access to justice but also encourages the use of mediation as a preferred alternative to more adversarial legal processes

Family Mediation Voucher Scheme

The Financial Mediation Voucher Scheme offers eligible families financial assistance for family mediation services Introduced to alleviate the financial burden associated with resolving family disputes outside of court, the scheme provides vouchers that cover the costs of initial mediation sessions. This initiative encourages families to engage in mediation early on, facilitating timely and cost-effective resolutions that prioritize financial stability and mutual agreement. B

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How Family Mediation Bristol Can Help

Family mediation is a constructive process designed to help family members resolve conflicts and reach mutually satisfactory agreements. It involves a neutral third party, known as a mediator, who facilitates communication between parties and assists them in finding common ground.

Instead of exacerbating conflicts through adversarial court battles, mediation encourages constructive communication and understanding. This can help preserve relationships between family members, including extended family, reducing animosity and promoting long-term harmony.

Mediation empowers parties to make their own decisions rather than having outcomes imposed by a judge. This sense of control over the process and its outcomes can lead to more satisfactory and enduring agreements.

Compared to litigation, mediation is often more cost-effective as it avoids lengthy court proceedings and legal fees. It allows families to allocate resources towards constructive purposes rather than legal expenses.

Mediation focuses on the well-being of children by enabling parents to create parenting plans and custody arrangements that prioritize the children’s needs. This approach fosters a cooperative co-parenting relationship, which is beneficial for children’s emotional and psychological development.

Mediation can often resolve issues more quickly than court proceedings, especially urgent matters like child access or financial stability. This timely resolution reduces stress and uncertainty for all parties involved.

Mediation proceedings are confidential, unlike public court hearings. This confidentiality encourages open dialogue and negotiation, as parties feel more comfortable discussing sensitive issues without fear of public exposure.

Each family’s situation is unique, and mediation allows for tailored solutions that fit the specific needs and circumstances of the parties involved. This personalized approach fosters agreements that are more likely to be sustainable and effective in the long term.

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