It is impossible to say exactly how much your divorce mediation will cost, as each mediator sets his or her own fees and sets how those fees are to be paid. In most cases, mediators will ask that each spouse pay one-half of their fee. The parties can agree to a different arrangement, such as 60-40 or one spouse pays the entire fee. If the parties cannot agree on how to pay the fee, either spouse can petition the court requesting an order forcing the other spouse to pay the mediator’s fee or a portion of it. Read More.
In most cases, the mediation session will be held at the mediator’s office. Your attorney should be present to advise you of your legal rights and to advise you of the consequences, pros, and cons of any proposed settlement agreement. Read More.