I am going to offer to attend mediation with my ex regarding contact.
In the past, I had a solicitor representing me and was in receipt of Legal Aid. Due to my ex not wanting to pursue contact, my solicitor closed my file and returned my Legal Aid Certificate.
My ex is a privately paying client.
My questions is - When I offer to attend mediation, will I have to pay, or will my ex have to pay for me to attend? I do not see matters progressing very far due to his total lack of commitment. I just don''t want to be stuck with a bill for mediation when I can''t see him progressing matters. Can I insist that he pay?
I tried to look for an answer online for you but I can''t seem to find anything.
I went to mediation 6years ago so not sure how valid my response is but we did an income and expenditure. They had scaling costs. I was never entitled to legal aid so my income put me in a payment bracket of 50 per session. My x is a high earner so hd had to pay slot more for the same.
Find your local and ask them to send you out some information.
They saw us individually first on different days to ensure they could actually help which was free.
Also you mention his lack of commitment. Twice my x left me sat there and they never charged me.
As I say it was a long time ago I don''t know if they receive government funding etc. But give them a call and ask for a pack.