What Will Mediation Cost and How Long Are the Sessions?
The cost of mediation will be based on an hourly fee and initial retainer. Overall cost depends on how well you can do homework in between sessions and communicate during and between meetings. Fees will be charged for all mediation sessions, time spent drafting an agreement summarizing mediation and reviewing documents, telephone calls, e-mails, and communication between the mediator and your attorneys or other professionals. Typically mediation sessions last from 1-1/2 to 2 hours, depending on the couple’s specific situation, urgency, work and family schedules. The cost of mediation is significantly less than if you each hired an attorney to represent you in your divorce without using mediation.