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Legal Aid Costs

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The Divorce and Separation Centre have a contract from the Legal Aid Agency and can offer Legal Aid for those who are eligible.

At your initial Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting (MIAM)s appointment, our mediator will carry out an assessment, which is based on your income, any capital you may have and selected outgoings.

The assessment will be carried out whilst you are present and is dependent upon the correct documentation being provided. If you provide the correct documentation, you will be informed as soon as possible whether or not you are eligible for Legal Aid.

If one party is eligible for Legal Aid, both parties will receive a free MIAM (if the eligible party has been seen first) and a free joint mediation appointment.

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Private Costs

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The Divorce and Separation Centre also offer mediation to those who are not eligible for Legal Aid and charge on a “per person” basis for mediation that is undertaken.

If one party is eligible for Legal Aid, both parties will receive a free Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM) – if the eligible party is seen first, then a free joint mediation appointment can be made.

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Charges for clients earning over £60,000

Charges for clients earning under £60,000