As Family Law cases vary greatly between each other, costs are difficult to estimate. Costs are based on Solicitor time, law clerk time and third party costs such as court fees, mediator fees and barrister costs. The quicker the dispute is resolved and an agreement reached the less the process will cost. Matters that progress all the way to a final hearing can wind up being very expensive. However this cost has to be weighed up against the benefit of further litigation.