The cost of mediation is around the same cost per hour as hiring a lawyer, but you are paying one professional for that hour instead of two. For example: your lawyer and your spouse’s lawyer talk for an hour at $300 per hour = $600 total v. one hour of mediation at $300 per hour =$300 total for that hour /2 people= $150.00. There is no rule which says that it has to be split equally between the parties, but sometimes a judge will order who pays for the mediation. In almost every instance, mediation will save a lot of money when compared to the cost of litigation, especially if it ends in a successful resolution.
During the covid-19 pandemic, we offer mediations over Zoom, for your safety and comfort.
If the math makes sense to you, call us, we’d be happy to tell you more about the mediation process. Are you a candidate?