Been invited to mediation sessions on my divorce. Sounds good. You know, independent dudes makings sure everybody agrees to stuff and etc. But, and here’s the rub, those on legal aid (i.e. my ex) get it all free. Me, although I am living from hand to mouth after paying all those debts etc, I have to pay. Oh yes.
According to their website, an average divorce will require about 4 or 5 mediation sessions of 90 minutes each, plus write-up of the agreement which the lawyers will then need to turn into gobbledegook legalese. And those sessions will be costing me about £620 + VAT (20%). And the write-up £80 + VAT.
I am diabetic. If I have to pay this stuff, I won’t be able to afford to eat.
Let’s see how things work out. I’m promised things. Stay tuned.