- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I am a nationally certified divorce mediator. I bill $180 dollars per mediation hour. The average number of mediation sessions to complete the process is 2 - 5 sessions at 60 - 90 minutes per session. Once you have achieved agreement on all points, I will prepare your MOU which is submitted to the courts for review by the Judge as the basis for your uncontested divorce proceeding. The MOU is charged as a separate piece of work at a flat rate of $450 and if you would like a separate parenting plan document, there is a flat fee of $300 for the creation and publication of that document for submission to the court. There is NO RETAINER required, a flat administrative fee of $200 is charged after our first session to cover the time associated with document review, analysis, marital asset analysis and creation of spreadsheet for equitable distribution scenarios. All Mediation Fees are paid at the end of each session on a pay as you go basis, this keeps the mediation affordable without large retainers paid for each party.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We will have a brief call at no charge to discuss the mediation process, I will explain the fees associated with mediation as well as prepare you for what you will need in order to successfully complete the mediation resulting in an uncontested fair and equitable divorce. Throughout the process we pay close attention to the emotional state of each party to improve the chances of finalizing an uncontested divorce. We will always keep any children and their health and wellbeing front and center during this process.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a Nationally Certified Divorce Mediator and a NJ Superior Court qualified Rule 1:40 Civil Mediator. I have been conducting mediation sessions since 2007 in civil and employment mediation and as of 2021 I have successfully added divorce to include domestic partnerships as well as the creation of co-parenting plans.