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Divorce Mediation FAQ

As your mediator, we'll guide you through the financial and parenting decisions that need to be made so you can find the solutions that will work for your specific situation. Our role is a ‘third-party neutral.’ That means we're here to facilitate your discussions, not to take sides. When appropriate, we'll share with you how other people have handled similar situations.

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How Many Mediation Sessions Will It Take?

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Every divorce is unique so it’s impossible to answer that question without knowing your circumstances. As part of the first mediation session, we’ll review your specifics and we will create a timeline for your mediation, together with a cost estimate.

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Will We Have to Pay for Everything Upfront?

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We require a $100 deposit to hold your appointment and we have a two hour minimum for all mediations. After that, payment is due after the end of each session.

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How Do You Charge for Your Services?

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We charge for our meeting time and any time spent for creating  your Separation Agreement and, if needed, your Parenting Plan.

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How Much Do You Charge?

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The hourly rate is $200, this is typically split between the parties 50/50 unless otherwise agreed upon.

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How Many Mediation Sessions Will It Take?

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Every divorce is unique so it’s impossible to answer that question without knowing your circumstances. As part of the first mediation session, we’ll review your specifics and we will create a timeline for your mediation, together with a cost estimate.

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What if I Need Legal Advice?

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While most people are choosing not to be represented by an attorney, people usually do have some issues on which they need legal advice. Many attorneys are now offering their services on an ‘unbundled basis’ which means you can work with an attorney on an hourly basis. It is helpful to have an attorney that you are working with so you can check in with them during the mediation process as technical questions arise and to have them review final agreements. We can recommend several excellent attorney's if needed.

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What Documents will We Have at the End of the Process?

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Our goal together will be to create a Separate Agreement (this covers how you will divide your finances) and, if you have minor children, a Parenting Plan. Both parties can then take these documents for legal review and then file them with the court.