MEDIATION SERVICE FEES
Our mediation fee is simple and charged at a fixed rate of $300 per hour for two parties, without regard to the nature, amount in controversy, or complexity of the case. This rate is divided by each party.
No mediation schedule is confirmed until each party has signed an agreement to mediate and has paid their share of the fee.
Fees are $450 per party for a minimum of three hours. If the mediation extends past three (3) hours, then each party will be charged the hourly fee of $150 as part of the $300 per hour rate for actual mediation time.
after the mediation time period has ended, the fees for preparing the mediated settlement agreement and review are $75.00 per party per hour for a total of $150 per hour.
Please be prepared to provide a check at the mediation or your credit card as a form of payment on file will serve as the payment for any overtime fees past the three hours. See cancellation policy.
When a full day of mediation is expected, the rate will be $1,100 per party, based on eight (8) hours. See cancellation policy.
A cancellation fee of $500, or $250 for each party, will be charged to the canceling parties for a mediation canceled fourteen (10) days prior to the scheduled mediation date. Otherwise, mediation fees, once paid and scheduled, are non-refundable. If the mediation is rescheduled and conducted, we will apply any funds in excess of the $500 cancellation fee toward the rescheduled mediation. We will make every prudent effort to work with you and your schedule.
- Introductions (together or separate room configurations), identify non-participants impacted
- Overview of the mediation process, risks of impasse
- Define the issues, set discussion limits with a problem statement
- Identify common goals, interests
- Brainstorm and define options, review objections
- Link options to common goals and interests
- Develop solution statements
- preparation of the written mutual mediated settlement agreement or memorandum of understanding
- review of documents and conclusion
At any time all participants are free to ask for a break or a caucus.
Rebecca Marsh is a Certified Family and Divorce Mediator and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has unique experience in resolving conflict resolution disputes through her 19 year career working at NASA/Johnson Space Center as a Flight Controller in the Mission Control Center as well as counseling 1000's of couples and families toward better communication.
Please call to schedule your mediation with The Family Relationship Center 832-720-4330 or email us at [email protected] with your mediation conflict.