Divorce Mediation Fees
The average Massachusetts court divorce costs $15,900. And that’s an average. With mediation, you avoid a prolonged and expensive battle. And you save thousands at a time when you need all you can to move on.
Most divorce mediators charge by the hour. The rates vary, from $200 to $400 per hour. They’ll tell you that there’s no way to predict the total cost. Maybe there’s some truth to that, but that doesn’t help your anxiety level.
I take a different approach with a “mediation package” that includes one charge for everything. It includes all office mediation sessions, preparing your agreement and all the papers you’ll need to file a joint “no-fault” divorce.
The mediation package assures you that your passage through divorce will be as quick and painless as possible. “Do it once, do it right.”
The Mediation Package
The package includes three meetings and preparing all the documents you’ll need for a joint “no-fault” divorce. The first meeting lasts an hour and a half, the second up to 2 hours. The final meeting, for signing all the papers and preparing you for court, lasts about an hour.
We’ll discuss everything you need for a solid divorce agreement. If you get stuck, I can suggest options based on years of experience. Once you come to terms on everything, I’ll draft a divorce agreement and any revisions, along with the petition, financial statements, and all the other papers needed for a joint “no-fault” divorce.
At our final meeting, you’ll sign your papers, and I’ll give you detailed written guidance for court — where you go, what you do, and what you can expect.
The cost of the mediation package is $2,200. Half is paid in advance, and the balance is paid when you sign all your papers.
Payment may be by check, cash, debit, or credit card.