All fees are on a per party basis and payable seven days prior to the mediation. In the event that one party cancels within seven days of the scheduled mediation, the fees are not refunded to the cancelling party but are refunded to the good faith party. VAT is charged at 20%.
This will be a free 15 minute session in which the mediator will gain an understanding of the scope of the issue in dispute. After this meeting you will receive a proposal of mediation timeframe.
During the Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting the mediator will work with each party separately and confidentially to decide whether mediation is an appropriate process for you.
Family mediation sessions are usually two hours and both parties are present. The goal is for the mediator to be able to draft an agreed Memorandum of Understanding. Tea and coffee will be provided.
Half Day Mediation:
This half day mediation gives our mediators more time to thoroughly go through your matter. Tea and coffee will be provided and there will be an option for a 15 minute break not included in the 3 hour session.
Full Day Mediation:
The session will be split into two 4 hours sessions with a 30 minute lunch break not included in the 8 hour session (total length is therefore 8 hours and 30 minutes).
This fee will be charged per extra hour needed if the mediation continues beyond the agreed upon length of time in that day. Parties can either agree to go over allotted time or schedule another half or full day of mediation.
If mediation is not suitable or if mediation breaks down and a party wishes to make an application to the Court, a Mediator’s Certificate can be provided.
Memorandum of Understanding
The Memorandum of Understanding is used when creating Consent Orders required by the courts.
The Financial Statement is sometimes referred to as the Asset Schedule.