Mediation Services

Mediations arranged through this office are typically either half-day sessions (four hours), six-hour sessions or full-day sessions (eight hours). If the matter involves a complex divorce without attorneys, Ms. Grimes may suggest a series of two-hour or four-hour sessions rather than one extended session. Morning mediations are scheduled from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Six-hour mediations are scheduled from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Afternoon mediations are scheduled from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Full-day mediations are scheduled from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Mediation Fees

Half-day session—$475 per participant or party
Six-hour  session—$650 per participant or party
Full-day session—$775 per participant or party
Two-hour session—$275 per participant or party

Additional cost per hour if extension of a mediation session is agreed upon by all participants—$115 per participant or party, due the day of mediation.

Please call or email regarding rates for mediations exceeding three parties, as rates may be negotiable depending upon the nature and complexity of the matter involved.

When mediation is scheduled, a $75 nonrefundable fee is due from each participant or party upon receipt of invoice. This fee applies toward the total mediation fee. The balance of the total fee is due one week prior to the date of mediation. If mediation is canceled or rescheduled three or four business days prior to the mediation date, a $200 late cancellation fee will be due from the party or parties canceling or rescheduling the mediation. If mediation is canceled or rescheduled two business days prior to the mediation date, a $400 late cancellation fee will be due from the party or parties canceling or rescheduling the mediation. If mediation is canceled the day before or on the actual mediation date, the full mediation fee (for both parties) is due from the party or parties canceling or rescheduling the mediation.

Note: A “party” could include more than one person if participants share the same attorney.