How much will mediation cost?
Thames Valley Family Mediation Service offers outstanding value.
Each TVFMS client is charged individually, based on his or her own annual income.
Each cost is per person, per session.
If a TVFMS client is eligible for Legal Aid then mediation is completely free of charge for that client, and there are price deductions for the other client too.
TVFMS clients who are not eligible for Legal Aid pay:
MIAM (Mediation Information and Assessment Meeting)
A solo introductory meeting that every TVFMS client starts with, usually up to 60 minutes long.
Total cost £100 per person
Income price structure
Annual Income up to £25,000 (before tax)
Price to pay per mediation session £105 per person
Annual Income £25,000 - £34,999 (before tax)
Price to pay per mediation session £135 per person
Annual Income between £35,000 and £49,999 (before tax)
Price to pay per mediation session £175 per person
Annual Income £50,000 - £74,999 (before tax)
Price to pay per mediation session £215 per person
Annual Income £75,000 - £99,999 (before tax)
Price to pay per mediation session £235 per person
Annual Income £100,000 + (before tax)
Price to pay per mediation session £260 per person
We do not charge you if we write to you, email, phone or text you.
There is a one-off £90 per person charge for the Open Financial Statement which the mediator draws up for clients in Property and Finance mediation.
There is a one-off £135 per person charge for the agreed proposals document (or Memorandum of Understanding) that the mediator draws up in Property/Finance and All Issues mediation.
There is a one-off £50 per person charge for the Parenting Plan document that the mediator can draw up (if clients wish) in mediation about child arrangements.
Admin cost of producing C100 or Form A after a MIAM only (i.e. no mediation) £30 per person
Admin cost of re-issuing C100 or Form A (within permitted timescales) £30 per person
Other things to know when making a booking
An appointment is only booked and confirmed once TVFMS receives payment (from both parties if a joint appointment)
MIAM and first joint mediation sessions are paid for at the time of booking. Ongoing mediation payment is due at least 5 working days in advance of the date the session is due to take place.
There is an £80 charge for appointments that a client changes, or cancels giving less than five full working days’ notice. For clients receiving Legal Aid, in the case of non-attendance without the required notice, only one re-arranged appointment is offered.
We accept payment via all major credit and debit cards (except Amex) and also via Bank transfer. We do not accept cash or cheques. For IBAN transfers, there is an additional charge of £10 to cover charges levied by our bank.
Where joint mediation sessions are requested to be held 'in-person', this will incur an additional fee of £10 per person towards the additional costs incurred. In the difficult times we are all facing, we have tried to keep our client fees as low a possible, but we do incur extra costs to book rooms.
Individual tailored services, such as co-mediation (where we provide a pair of mediators to work with clients on their case); mediation in a day, "shuttle" mediation etc. can be arranged and a clear price quote provided. Please talk to your mediator, or to our head office in Slough.
Where the mediator and parents agree, TVFMS can offer mediation sessions to give a voice to children aged 10+ in arrangements that affect them. Such sessions are for the children’s benefit and are therefore offered charitably and completely free of charge. The feedback session to parents is charged at the agreed mediation rate.
Any bills that are not settled as they fall due, will incur a £5 late payment charge
We review our charges annually with changes taking effect for all clients from January 1st each year. The charges displayed are for all payments received from January 2024.