East Surrey Family Mediation

Are you going through a divorce or separation?

We can help you – contact us today!

Telephone:  07484 799092

Email: familymediation@escm.org.uk

Couple needing Family Mediation

Separation and divorce can be a stressful, lonely and worrying time. Family Mediation can help.

Disputes about finances, ownership of property and arrangements for the children can feel impossible to resolve alone. At East Surrey Family Mediation we offer you a private, cost effective and constructive way to resolve such issues.

Our professional family mediators will work with you to consider each aspect of the dispute. We will help you identify and explore possible options so you can both come to an agreement.

Why choose family mediation?

Child arrangements in Family Mediation

  • It avoids expensive and lengthy court proceedings
  • It offers you a calm and constructive approach to resolving the dispute
  • You make the choice and decisions about how to go forward
  • It provides you with a safe and private environment for discussions
  • You work with a professional and experienced mediator to help you reach a resolution of the dispute

Why choose us for family mediation?

  • We have competitive fees because we are a charity
  • We can offer appointments convenient to you including evenings and Saturday mornings
  • All our mediators are members of the College of Mediators and registered with the Family Mediation Council.
  • Our lead mediator is Dr Lesley Saunders

What happens in family mediation?

Mediation Information Assessment Meeting (MIAM)

You will first meet with our mediator for an initial confidential meeting in which you can explain what has been happening for you, what you feel the issues are and how you would like to resolve them. The mediator will also be able to tell you more about the mediation process and answer any questions you might have. The mediator will then meet with the other person for the same purpose.

Joint Mediation Meeting

Joint Family Mediation Session

If both of you are willing, your mediator will see you together in a joint mediation session.

At these joint mediation sessions, your mediator will help you to consider the issues and reach decisions about how to go forward.

The number of joint mediation sessions needed will depend on the issues involved and their complexity. Family Mediations involving only children issues usually take fewer sessions than those involving children, property and finance known as an ‘All Issues Mediation’.

Outcomes and Agreements

We can record any and all joint decisions and agreements reached during mediation, in a written document, which can be considered and approved by the court. These written documents are charged for separately.

Rates for Family Mediation


We are a community based family mediation service and a training organisation, led by an extremely experienced mediator Dr Lesley Saunders, which is why we try to make our fees as affordable as possible for everyone.

MIAM (45 minutes) – £80 per person (includes court forms as required)

Joint Mediation Sessions (1.5 hours)  – £120 per person

To support children whose parents are going through separation or divorce, a child consultation is £50.

Outcomes and Agreements

Statement of Child Arrangements – £50

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Finance and Property issues and ‘All Issues’ – £100

Open Financial Statement – £50

Concessions may be available for extenuating circumstances, so please contact us to enquire.

If you believe you are entitled to Legal Aid, click on the following link which will take you through to the Gov.uk site – www.gov.uk/legal-aid

Contact us for family mediation

For more information about our mediation services or to arrange to meet with our family mediators, please contact us by:

Telephone: 07484 799092

Email: familymediation@escm.org.uk

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How to find our Family Mediation office:

East Surrey Family Mediation
The Woodhatch Centre
Whitebeam Drive

Our Family Mediation office can serve the following areas: Reigate, Oxted, Westerham, Edenbridge, Caterham, Banstead, Reigate, Lingfield, Tatsfield, Warlingham, Whyteleafe, Godstone, Bletchingley, Horley, Merstham, Newchapel, Felbridge, East Grinstead, Copthorne, Gatwick, Crawley, Dormansland, Betchworth, Brockham, Tadworth, Walton on the Hill, Coulson, Purley, Dorking, Leatherhead, Fetcham, Epsom

Resources for Adults/Children going through separation and divorce

CAFCASS – The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

Advice on how to get a divorce from the Government (gov.uk) website

Money and Property when a relationship ends

Making child arrangements when you divorce or separate

Sorting Out Separation – helping you deal with a relationship breakdown