The number of sessions needed to gather information and negotiate an agreement will vary from couple to couple. Therefore, the total cost of the mediation will also vary. Mediation, however, will always be much less costly than adversarial litigation.
At Core Mediation, we never ask for a retainer. Our standard hourly rate is $150 per hour, payable at the end of each session, which typically lasts two hours. We bill to the quarter-hour, so if a session lasts, perhaps, only one hour and twenty minutes, the total cost of the session would be $225.00 (1.5 hours @ $150 per hour).
We charge a flat fee for paperwork ($1,500), which includes the following:
The paperwork fee ($1,500) is not collected until all parties agree on all issues. This fee is non-refundable.
ALL paperwork is sent to BOTH parties for their review and approval prior to filing.
Payments may be made by check, money order, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.
*Local clients only