Containing Costs for Mediation
The Cost of Mediation is often Determined By:
1. Time spent mediating:
Simply put, the hours spent mediating which could be for half-day, full day, or over several weeks for very complex cases.
2. Complexity of the matter:
Is the matter multifaceted, with many moving parts? The number of issues brought forth will contribute to the time spent mediating.
3. Total aggregate of issues brought to Mediation:
Are salient issues being brought such as decision making/time sharing, school choice, or mobility matter or all of the above.
4. Degree of resistance encountered:
It is hoped that both parties come to mediation with the distinct purpose of trying to compromise so as to reach settlement. However, this may not always be the case.
Generally, these are top 4 issues, that if arise, contributes to the costs of Mediation.