At Southeast Mass. Mediation we recognize that fees must be reasonable, and that each mediation is different. Accordingly we have two separate fee structures:
1. FLAT FEE SCHEDULE: is designed for those people who do not have a complicated situation, and who like the idea of knowing up-front what the mediation will cost.
To this end a flat fee mediation costs $2250.00. This includes the n/c consultation, up to 3 mediation sessions, all paperwork including separation agreement, AND the filing fee for the Court of $215.00. There are no extra fees. It is all inclusive. It has been my experience that the majority of mediations can be completed in 3 sessions or less.
One half of the fee ($1125) is due at the inception of the mediation, and the balance of $1125.00 is due at the conclusion of the mediation.
2. ALA CARTE SCHEDULE: is designed for people whose divorce may be more complicated and will take more than 3 mediation sessions to conclude.
$300.00 per hour for the mediator’s time, to include reasonable session time, and time expended on email and telephone communication.
$1100.00 for ALL document preparation: joint petition for divorce, affidavit of irretrievable breakdown, financial statements, separation agreement, and others.
$215.00 filing fee for the Court.
Payment will be made at the end of each mediation session and prior to the preparation of divorce documents.