Sebastian Church Mediation service offers cost effective and flexible mediation service for couples. Our fees are transparent and offer flexible choices enabling couples to balance work, life and family commitments.
Sebastian Church Fees Mediation Service 2017
Initial Intake/MIAMs/Pre-mediation assessment £99.00 per person
Skype mediation £100 per 60 minutes per person
In office hours mediation cost £100.00 per 60 minutes
Out of office hours mediation cost £125.00 per 60 minutes
Court sign off – Forms A/C100/FM1 £49.00
Why Family Mediation Is Cheaper Than Court
What is family mediation?
Family mediation is a process that uses trained professionals to find out what the best way forward is for your current situation. Many people who wish to take family members to court may find themselves referred to a mediation service in the first instance as a way of trying to resolve the issue without going through the justice system. Going forward the mediator will determine how many sessions you will need to resolve the issue, the cost of these sessions and if any other registered professionals or services will need to be involved in the process. Most people find that mediation resolves family disputes quickly and informally.
What is a MIAM?
Why may families choose mediation services?
There are a few different situations that call for mediations to be used when it comes to children. They can include:
In some cases, a contact order may be needed to regulate the contact the absent parent has with the child. If the parent who has sole custody of the child and does not wish to give contact to the absent parent a contact order can be applied for. The mediation will guide this process, and reasonable contact frequency will be arranged and applied for by order. This can be for physical contact by also indirect contacts like letters and phone calls. These are sometimes now agreed using the newer child arrangement order protocols.
Prohibited steps order
A prohibited steps order stops one parent from carrying out certain events or making specific trips. For example, if it has been agreed the parent will not take the child to a specific country then a prohibited steps order can be used to block this.
Parental responsibility order
A parental responsibility order is something that can be put in place to give a parent or step-parent the ability to make decisions about the child. If the law states that this parent or family member does not already have this ability by default, then this can be put in place to ensure they do.
Joint debts can be a huge issue when a family breaks up, for whatever reason. Mediation can help to distribute debt fairly and come up with a plan to get any joint debts paid off that does not leave one person in a worse financial situation than the other.
Overseas homes are another asset that can cause conflict and confuse during the time a family may be making changes. Selling property abroad is slightly harder than the property of sale in the UK so a mediation will be able to help everyone agree on what is best. If the home doesn’t have to be sold but is owned jointly, mediation may be able to help to agree on who gets to use the home when.
For most people, their biggest asset is their house. This is why it is one of the leading things that people are divorcing or family members being split up want to sort out first. There are many different ways the sale of a house can be mediated by both parties being happy, and again this is where the fully trained professional mediators come in.
Savings and investments
Savings and investments are another thing that can need to be broken up evenly in the result of death or a family breakup. Usually, during the MIAM the adviser will go through all of the different savings and investments that are on the table and start to create a plan for selling them to distribute as cash or dividing them up evenly based on the most recent valuations.