"mediation can also cost a quarter of the price and take a quarter of the time, compared to going to court. Although all cases are different, the average cost of resolving property or financial disputes caused by separation is approximately £1,000 through mediation, or £4,000 through the courts. The average time it takes to resolve a case using mediation is 110 days compared to 435 days for non-mediated cases."
Only £1k to reach a mediated AR settlement - how many meetings with a mediator is that?
I don`t think there is an average and they all charge different prices,what quite a few do is let you buy a package so you would get say four hours at a discounted rate you can also add in the Separation Agreement which forms the basis of a Consent Order.
A £1,000 should buy 4-6 hours plus heads of/sep agreement.
generally people have 3 to 4 mediation sessions of an hour to an hour and a half to sort out a financial settlement and arrangements for the children. In my experience the cost usually about £200 to £400 per person. Different mediators charge at different rates and you may be eligible for free mediation payable by the Legal Services Commission. Unlike the legal aid you can get with a solicitor that is like a loan, legal aid for mediation is free.