About Our Firm

 

We are here to help you make the right decision for you and your family

 

We can resolve civil and financial conflicts and specialise in mediation services for couples and parents who are separating, by helping them resolve disputes that they would normally resolve in court.

Our role is to simplify what could be a long, painful process that could potentially cost a lot of money and cause even more pain and suffering to the members that are involved, or their children.

We are here to listen. We are here to help.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, our services have become more flexible and now offer our mediation services online. 

Whether it’s about divorce, separation or financial dispute, we can serve as mediators online and offer our services to help you resolve them, regardless of your location.

Get in touch today and find out how we can help.

 
 
 

A Family Remains Family, Even After Separation

 

We can help you make your own decisions regarding your family’s future.

We understand that, when a family has reached the inevitable point of separation, the legal process that follows could cause distress for all family members and especially children.

Based in Essex, our family mediation service offers an alternative route for couples that are separating and helps resolve potential disputes that arise during this process.

The solutions we offer are legally binding and we aim to help you make decisions according to your family’s best interest.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for more details. Get in touch today for a no-obligation discussion and find out how we can help you.

 
 
 

About Our Family Mediation & Dispute Resolution Centre

 

Based in Essex, we’ve been offering family and financial mediation services for over 30 years and have helped many families by serving as mediators and resolving their family disputes.

As  an established mediation centre, we have the experience to resolve disputes of any nature and offer cost-effective solutions for both parties, especially on financial, civil and family matters.

   By letting us help you, we can resolve the dispute quickly and save you the process of having to go to court. Our role is to help take matters into your own hands and make the decisions that are best for you and your family.

Contact us today and find out how we can help.

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Services


If you are:

a couple separating,

a married couple about to start the process for a divorce, or

involved in a dispute of civil or financial nature, then

a mediator that specialises in civil, financial or family disputes could help you resolve them.

Our mediation centre is based in Essex and we can offer effective mediation solutions for families, separated couples or parents, as well as mediation for financial and civil disputes. We can now offer our mediation services online.

 

Civil Mediation

Civil Mediation covers disputes which might end up in court. Civil Mediation allows the parties to retain control of the outcome of their dispute. The process is voluntary, private and confidential and leads to dispute resolution a lot faster than going to court.

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Mediation Fees for Financial Claims

Amount of Claim Fees (Per Party) Time Extra Hour (Per Party)
5000 or less £75 1 hour £50
5,000 – 14,999 £299 Upto 3 hours £99
15,000-49,000 £499 Upto 4 hours £99
50,000-99,999 £699 Upto 5 hours £99
£100,000 upwards £999 Upto 5 hours £99

Mediation Fees for Non Financial Claims

Other Rates
Mediation Session (per party) £99 per hour
Perusal and Preparation (per party) £50
Travel £20 per hour and 0.55 per mile

Family Mediation

Family Mediation is not a reconciliation or a counselling service. Our family mediation service helps you make your own decisions about your family’s future. The solutions we offer are legally binding and could save you from the painful process of having to resolve separation or divorce matters in court.

 

Legal Aid for Mediation

The Legal Aid Agency in the UK provides aid for family mediation services.

Legal Aid enables us to offer our mediation services for free to qualified people who need to resolve a legal dispute concerning certain family matters, but have low income or receive benefits.

Would you like to find out if you are eligible for Legal Aid?

Don’t hesitate to contact us today for a no-obligation discussion and find out whether you are eligible for Legal Aid that will help you use our mediation services free of charge.

If you are not entitled to Legal Aid, our Family Mediation fees are as follows:

 

Family Mediation Fees

Other Rates
MIAMS (Mediation Information Assessment Meeting) per party £100
Mediation Session per party (please note that 1 session usually lasts for 90 mins) £100 per hour
Drafting Agreement £100 per hour
Brief Summary £50
Travel £20 per hour plus 0.55p per mile


FAQ

Q:

What is mediation?

A:

Mediation is when two people make decisions with the help of a neutral and impartial third person. This third person is the mediator. The mediator does not give advice, but helps people make decisions by looking at the options and working out what is best for all concerned.

Q:

Will you try to get us back together?

A:

No. Mediation is not reconciliation or a counselling service.

Q:

Do both parties have to attend together?

A:

Yes. Mediation can only work if both parties are present at the same time. In some situations both parties may be in different rooms for part or all of the meeting and the mediator goes between them.

Q:

What are the benefits of using mediation?

A:

Mediation is the quickest and cheapest way of resolving disputes and making arrangements for your children and assets after separation and divorce. It can also improve communication.

Q:

Will it really work for me?

A:

Mediation will work if both parties are willing to try to accept they each have different views and needs that are important to them. Then Mediation can be the best way to find out how these views and needs can be met.

Q:

Is it legally binding?

A:

A financial agreement made in Mediation will need to be put into a consent order by a solicitor. Once the Consent Order is sealed by the Court, it will then become legally binding. Agreements about children may sometimes be put into a contact order, but the Courts prefer parents to take responsibility for the agreement themselves.

Q:

Will I still need a solicitor?

A:

A solicitor can provide legal advice before during and after Mediation. This is important to help you make sure the decisions you are making are in your best interests.

Q:

What if my ex-partner changes their mind about the agreement?

A:

If people have worked together to reach an agreement in mediation they are unlikely to change their mind unless there is a good reason. There may be changes in their life, or aspects of the agreement that need more discussion. When this happens a further mediation meeting may restore the agreement.

Q:

What if the situation changes for one of us?

A:

Sometimes changes in people’s lives mean a return to Mediation is needed. This is the easiest way to make changes to any existing agreement or deal with any new issues.

How to Reach Us

Visit Us: 290 Kiln Road, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 1QT
Office Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM. Friday 5:00PM Close.
Telephone: 01702 416503
Fax: 01702 556696
Email: info@themediationstation.co.uk