What can mediation be used for?
Mediation is used to help with any conflict or dispute in a variety of categories.
How much does mediation cost?
Our average cost is $100 an hour. The average cost is $250+
Who Participates in mediation?
Mediation is used to help within a variety of different conflict or dispute categories.
What is the role of an attorney in mediation?
Attorneys attend mediation in order to advise their clients, clarify legal issues and help with crafting any agreements.
Do you I need a lawyer in order to participate in mediaiton?
No. It is not required for you to have a lawyer for mediation.
What materials or documents should I bring ?
Once you have booked or scheduled an appointment with us, you will be asked to email any documents or materials that would be helpful in communicating issues and concerns to each other.
Is mediation confidential?
Yes. Everyone present at the mediation signs a confidentiality statement before the mediation begins.
How long does mediation take?
A mediation session can last anywhere from two hours to a full day, depending on the case.
All participants attend the full session, although there are typically several breaks and opportunities for private meetings with the mediator and/or with counsel.
Most mediations are resolved in one meeting, but subsequent sessions can be scheduled by mutual agreement at the close of each session.
How are mediations scheduled?
We are 95% online. So you can click here to make an appointment
Can a mediator give legal advice?
No. Although some mediators may have a legal background or degree, they can not give you any legal advice or answer any legal questions.
What if there has been a history of violence or drug abuse?
The mediator will assess whether mediation can be safe and effective for all parties involved, including mental and physical safety.
If safety can be assured and each party is able to understand the implications of decisions being considered, then mediation will proceed successfully.
How many sessions of mediation are needed when people are divorcing?
Each situation is unique. The factors that play into the length of mediation is dependent on the number of issues that need to be resolved, their complexity, the degree of conflict between the parties, ability and willingness of the parties to negotiate in good faith and cooperate without strong emotions overwhelming the process.
A typical comprehensive divorce case may take anywhere from 2 to 8 sessions or more, with some homework between sessions.
Mediating Parenting Plans alone may take as few as 1 to 3 sessions.
If one of us is skeptical, should we try mediation anyway?
Yes. Mediation may not be the answer to every issue however coming to an agreement on some of the issues and we will write up an agreement stating what has reached a mutual agreement for you that will be signed by all parties involved and your mediator will be the signed witness.
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