Mediators find ways to help the parties move forward even in the most high-conflict disputes, saving them from expensive litigation and helping bring closure to these disputes. The best time to start Mediation is as early in the matter as possible to save money and to minimize stress.
Mediation is a process where the decisions and agreements are within the power of the parties. Mediation is a voluntary, non-adversarial, process involving a trained, impartial third-party Mediator. The parties, not the Mediator, make the decision. Unlike a Judge at the courthouse, the Mediator has no power to render a decision or to force the parties to follow terms that they do not decide upon themselves. Because the voluntary settlement that the parties reach is designed by the parties for the parties, there is a better chance that the agreements will be followed through with by the parties than with Court Orders and further litigation.
Mediators help people resolve disagreements about marriage, separation, divorce, parenting schedules, child support, alimony, property division, elder care, the family’s budget, distribution of inherited property, family business succession, and other family matters.
How does Mediation work? In a confidential setting, the Mediator helps each party to communicate what is important to him or her and to hear what is important to the other party. With guidance from the Mediator, the parties: identify the issues that need to be resolved; prioritize the issues and focus on one at a time; discuss possible solutions; and reach agreements about parenting plans and/or division of marital assets and debts; obtain a binding, written Mediated Settlement Agreement that both parties can rely upon.
Contact us now to discuss Mediation as an option to resolve your family disputes.
- $500.00 per party for half-day (4 hours) and $950.00 per party for full-day.
- Half-days begin at 8:30 a.m. or 1:00 p.m.; Full-days begin at 9:00 a.m.
- Additional time is billed at $100.00 per party per hour and is due the day of mediation.
- Half of payment is due to hold the mediation date and the other half is due the day of mediation.
- Payment is refundable if canceled at least 7 days prior to the mediation date.
- Cancellation within 7 days of the mediation date will result in a $150.00 per party cancellation fee.