Frequently Asked Questions
Our rate is 160.00 per hour, typically split by the parties. We have a 1 hour minimum and after the first hour time is billed in 15 minute increments. Payment is expected at the time of the mediation. We accept cash, credit card and debit card. We do not accept personal checks. If you are not represented by an attorney we require a 1 hour deposit which is then applied to the cost of the mediation. If you need to reschedule the deposit would go with you; if you cancel it is non-refundable.
Mediation can take anywhere from 1 hour to all day. We typically schedule half a day for each mediation.
- Domestic Mediation – divorce, post-divorce, custody, parentage.
- Workplace Mediation
- Estate/Probate/Elder Mediation
Most initial divorces require mediation before you can get a Court date for contested issues. Also, it is typically written in divorce decrees that the parties will mediate before they go back to Court if problems arise.
No. There is no requirement to reach an agreement; as long as you show up and make an effort to address the issues at hand you will have met the Court’s requirement to mediate.
You can mediate at any point in the process; before you file for divorce, after you file for divorce, after you are divorced or if you were never married. We find it is better to mediate sooner rather than later as it doesn’t give the issues time to escalate.
Call the office at 801-550-4135; or visit our scheduling page and follow the prompts. You can look at the calendars of all of our mediators. We also offer evening mediation.
Many times we can call and speak to the other party and get them to consider coming to mediation. However, if they refuse, you may need to go to Court and the Court will usually order mediation.
We do not require you to bring anything or fill out any paperwork prior to mediation, however if there are documents relating to the issues it is a good idea to bring those.
Each person is permitted to bring a support person with them to mediation. Many people bring an attorney, but that is not required. Be aware that if you choose to bring someone the other person objects to that may be the first issue that needs to be mediated.
Our mediators have experience with both of these issues. If you have concerns please call the office so that we can discuss your particular situation.