Dissolution of Marriage – Mediation, Document Prep & Filing: Our pricing for the complete list of services above, with the goal of getting you in front of a judge for an uncontested divorce, is a flat-fee/minimum of $2500. This includes up to 6 hours of time spent mediating with you and your spouse (usually broken into two or more sessions) and drafting the Marital Settlement Agreement (including Parenting Plan and Child Support Guidelines Worksheet as appropriate). Once the mediation is completed and the appropriate settlement documents signed, the fee also includes: preparation of the standard paperwork/forms you will need to file for an uncontested divorce; notary services for your divorce paperwork; the option of having us file your paperwork; and reasonable telephone and/or email communication throughout the process.
* To provide couples with a compelling financial incentive to prepare adequately for mediation and to attend with a strong desire to work toward resolution: If an agreement is not reached within the allotted time, and additional time is required beyond the initial six hours included in the package (whether the time is spent in mediation sessions (with one or both of you) or drafting the Marital Settlement Agreement), that additional time is billed at the rate of $350/hour (charged in increments of 1/10th of an hour) with those fees to be paid at the end of each additional mediation session, based on duration, and according to the fee split you agreed upon when booking our services. (Also, if you do not ultimately reach a mediated agreement, then you will not be charged the additional $700 for the non-mediation services, i.e., Document Preparation and eFiling option.)