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 offer a different approach. My “mediation package” is one fixed charge for everything.
The Mediation Package
The package includes three office 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.
At those meetings, we’ll discuss everything you need for a solid divorce agreement. Once you come to terms on everything, I’ll prepare a detailed agreement, along with the joint divorce petition, financial statements, and everything else you’ll need for a joint “no-fault” divorce.
Our final meeting takes about an hour. We’ll review your papers closely again. You’ll sign everything, and I’ll give you guidance about court — where you go, what you do, and what you can expect.
The total cost is $2,500. Half is paid in advance, and the balance is paid when you sign all your papers.
Payment methods. You may pay by check, cash, Venmo, debit or credit card.