It's a Flat Fee
Most family law services are charged at an hourly rate, but when you're going through a separation, which is already a time of uncertainty, an unknown variable expense is just an additional worry. To help you plan and budget, I've created flat fee services to provide a bit of predictability. Each stage has it's own flat fee, as set out below.
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Step 1: Pre-Mediation Meeting
I meet with you for about one hour to discuss your circumstances and what you're hoping to achieve in mediation. I have to do these meetings separately, so that I can assess each of your perspectives and get a sense of where I can best lend my support and guidance. This meeting helps me plan what documents you need for mediation and what information you might wish to gather before we all come together in our joint session.
$300 per person
Step 2: Joint Mediation Session
The length and cost of your mediation depends on what matters you and your spouse need to resolve. I have the three most common types of discussions laid out below and the flat-fee associated with each one.
Step 3: Legal Agreement
Once you and your spouse have made your decisions in the joint mediation session, then I'll draft your legal agreement. I use really common legal language and neutral wording so that it's user friendly and so that it's easy for everyone to understand and implement. You'll both get a copy of the agreement in a Microsoft Word version so that you can make changes directly to the document. You'll also get copies of all the calculations and spreadsheets that we used in the session. My intention is that you walk away from mediation with everything you need to get advice and sign the agreement in the most efficient way possible.