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    Fees & Sliding Scale Fee Arrangements

    Rates

    $150 per hour Mediation; $90 per hour Parenting Coordination

    MEDIATION FEES

    The standard fee for the first two-hours of mediation is $150 per hour, billed at a rate of $75 per hour per party to be paid prior to the scheduled mediation.

    Follow-up meetings are conducted at the reduced rate of $100 per hour (billed at the rate of $50 per person per hour) by telephone, electronic communication and/or video conference. Drafting the Memorandum of Agreement (MOU), final agreement and any forms requested by the parties is also billed at the rate of $100 per hour ($50 per person per hour).

    Fees are billed and due for payment on a “pay as you go” weekly basis beyond the initial 2-hour session. Accordingly, there is no large retainer due or deposit required to start the mediation process.

    A Sliding Scale Fee Arrangement is always offered in cases involving children under which each party may, based upon financial need, arrange to pay less than the standard fee per hour for mediation services.

    PARENTING COORDINATION & PC-DM FEES

    The standard fee for the first two-hours of parenting coordination and parenting coordination-decision making services is $90 per hour, billed at a rate of $45 per hour per party for each appointment to be paid prior to the beginning of the appointment.

    Each hour of services thereafter, including interviews, research, meetings with parents and the child(ren), will also be billed at the rate of $90 per hour ($45 per parent per hour).

    Fees are billed and due for payment on a “pay as you go” weekly basis beyond the initial 2-hour deposit. Accordingly, there is no large retainer due or deposit required to start the parenting coordination process.

    SLIDING SCALE FEE ARRANGEMENTS

    We do not ever want finances to be the reason that a family cannot fully avail themselves of the benefit of mediation or parenting coordination (because we KNOW THEY WORK!) and so we offer a sliding scale fee arrangement where there is financial need. If the standard fees above would present undue hardship on your family and you would like to work with us, please contact us directly to discuss a reduced fee arrangement based upon income. The sliding scale fee arrangement equates to a “pay what you can” agreement that will be put in writing and which will cover the duration of your relationship with Compassion Mediation & Parenting Coordination.

    Any Other Questions

    Please contact us for any additional questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from you!