PA to Shiel Macmillan:
01225 684 504
We can help you settle out of court, to reduce time, costs and upset.
WE CAN HELP YOU SETTLE...
CHILD ACCESS, LIVING & MAINTAINENCE ARRANGEMENTS
Produced by the Family Mediation Association
Per person, per 90-minute meeting.
As a guide: property and financial matters usually require 4 follow up meetings and matters relating to arrangements regarding children, 2 meetings.
Confirming MIAM attendance £49
For court purposes
Preparation of open statement of financial information:
£65.00 per hour, per person
Preparation of parenting plan:
£65.00 per person
Preparation of memorandum of understanding:
£65.00 per hour, per person
We are now taking January, 2020 bookings for legally-aided mediation. All legally-aided mediation takes place at our meeting room in Bristol. With ever-tightening criteria, it is best to check if you would be eligible. Please call or email us to book.
Not only does the mediation process cost a fraction of solicitor fees, but if you do want to begin court proceedings to settle separation/divorce matters, you will normally have to prove you have tried mediation.
"Unlike going to court or arbitration, family mediation recognises that you are the experts about your own family and leaves the decision-making to you.” FMA
Family Mediator Bath understands that during times of family breakdown, when finances may be uncertain, finding an economical solution is beneficial for everyone involved.
The Money Advice Service (2017) outline that the average cost to negotiate a financial settlement, with a solicitor can "range from £2,000 to £3,000 for a negotiated financial settlement, up to £30,000 plus VAT or more for a financial application that goes all the way to a contested final court hearing. Costs will depend on whether you are trying to decide on care and support for your children, or to sort out your finances, or both. It will also depend on how much you and your ex-partner can agree between you and how complicated your circumstances are. ”
Solicitor fees relating to divorce: “Total costs range from £2,000 to £3,000 for a negotiated financial settlement, up to £30,000 plus VAT...” The Money Advice Service
To find out more about the mediation process, please visit the Family Mediation Council's website: https://www.familymediationcouncil.org.uk/
We specialise in helping families work together to move forward.
Whether you have been married, in a common law relationship, civil partnership; if you are grandparents seeking access to your grandchildren, or a parent having a financial dispute with an adult child; mediation could be right for you. We can help with many situations relating to family breakdown.
We recognise you are the experts in your situation and we work with you to put arrangements in place that work for both parties to help your family adapt to your new situation as seamless as possible.
Book your Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting today, to find out whether mediation would be the right step for your situation.
WE CAN HELP YOUR FAMILY
ABOUT SHIEL MACMILLAN - OUR INDEPENDENT FAMILY MEDIATOR
Shiel qualified as an independent Family Mediator in 2003. Since then, he has utilized his 20 years of experience as a family lawyer to helps families resolve their differences.
Being an experienced mediator, Shiel enables the process to be less confrontational, with an emphasis on building communication as parties come to an agreement.
Shiel mostly completes MIAMs online, using Skype, allowing him to help more people, from a wider area. However, he does offer in-person MIAMs at his base in Larkhall, Bath.
Please note, legally-aided MIAMs and mediation meetings are held in our bases in Bristol and cannot be offered over Skype.
If, after your MIAM, mediation is deemed a viable option for your situation, a mutually acceptable location (usually close to, or between where both parties live) would be agreed upon between all parties involved and mediation meetings would commence.
Shiel also offers video-conferencing mediation meetings for child arrangement mediation. This is helpful for those who don't live near their ex-partner or who would prefer the convenience of this method.
Please head to our booking page to book your MIAM or contact us to find out more about our services.
* The 'Booking Page' buttons redirect you an external booking site, called Setmore, which we use to book all of our appointments. All online and over the phone payments are processed securely by ourselves, through Squareup.com.