RATES FOR JUST MEDIATION, LLC
The fee for an initial consultation, by phone, email, or in person, is $50 per half hour. If additional services are needed, fees will be discussed at that time. Fees depend on client needs. Our goal is to meet your needs as cost effectively as possible. We seek to earn fees that are fair to you and fair to us as well. For an initial consultation, click the button below, and also send your contact information by way of the form on the right side of this page.
Each mediator utilized on the panel of Just Mediation is a highly qualified professional and charges an hourly rate similar to professional consultants in their original field of training. Rates for mediators for Just Mediation range from $20 per hour for mediation by an intern, to $300 per hour for mediation by a team of highly skilled professional mediators. Because mediation is significantly less costly than other alternatives, and also because it offers significant advantages such as complete confidentiality and low risk, cost is rarely the determining factor in the decision whether or not to attempt mediation.
Mediation is an excellent investment of your dispute resolution dollar for several reasons:
- Mediators are highly skilled and professionally trained specifically in the art of helping parties resolve disputes. Your mediator has professional training in techniques to enhance communication, address and defuse anger, get to real issues of negotiation, reach genuinely voluntary agreements, and — putting this all together — to truly resolve your dispute. You pay for special expertise in dispute resolution techniques.
- Mediators de-escalate conflict and make it go away faster. You pay for fewer hours.
- Mediation is effective. It makes disputes go away for good. When parties have entered into an agreement freely and voluntarily, there is a much lower likelihood that they will fail to comply with the agreement or that later court enforcement will be necessary. You pay for fewer enforcement actions.
- Parties typically share the cost of the mediator among themselves. Though each party is expected to take full responsibility for the fee if necessary, this practical arrangement generally means that each individual typically pays some fraction of the published hourly rate, according to what proportion you work out as being fair among yourselves.
For most people most of the time, mediation is likely to result in a conflict resolution product that individuals are happier with, have fewer regrets over, and in a way that is cost effective.
To learn more specific reasons about why mediation is better for most people than litigation, clickHERE. If budget truly is an obstacle, please discuss this. We’re mediators; we know all about helping parties find creative options to create win-win solutions for challenging issues.