Legal Aid for Family Mediation

Legal Aid for Family Mediation

help available for family mediation fees

Legal Aid and Family Mediation

Legal Aid is available for family mediation if you are financially eligible.

If you qualify for Legal Aid then your mediation fees for the MIAM and any joint sessions will be covered by the Legal Aid Agency.

Even if only one of you is eligible for Legal Aid, the fees for the MIAM and the first joint session for the other person will be paid for by the Legal Aid Agency.

If you are living with a partner then you will also need to provide evidence of their income.

If you wish to be considered for Legal Aid please let us know before your MIAM.

Legal Aid for Family Mediation

If you are in receipt of Income Support, Income based JSA, Income based ESA or Universal Credit you will automatically be eligible for Legal Aid. You will need to provide your most recent benefit letter (which must be less than 6 months old) and your last month’s bank statement. If you receive Universal Credit you take take a screenshot of your last month’s payment. Your name as well as the name and type of benefit you receive must be specified on the letter and bank statement.

If your monthly family income is under £2,657 and you do not have over £8000 in savings, your mediator will need the following evidence (where relevant) to assess your eligibility:-

If your monthly family income is over £2,657 and/or you have over £8000 in savings, you will not be eligible for Legal Aid.

IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE ALL THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED IN ADVANCE OF THE MIAM, YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THE MEETING.

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