$150/hour — When we meet face-to-face to work on issues related to your divorce or separation, sessions typically last about two hours, and never more than three, to ensure that everyone involved is able to give their best focus and energy to the process. The hourly fee is the total fee for the two of you, and you can agree to share it in whatever way makes sense in your situation. Much of the work of collaborative decision making is accomplished in these sessions, but you are always welcomed and encouraged to do as much as possible outside of the sessions as well so that we can make best use of our time together. This might include gathering needed documents, brainstorming solutions with or without your ex-partner, and meeting with other professionals (for example, tax or real estate advisers) for consultation when needed.
Free of charge — Before we meet in person for a first mediation session, I will schedule a brief phone intake call with each of you at no charge. The purpose of these calls is to give you some important information about the mediation process, to make sure that your case is appropriate for mediation, and to answer any basic preliminary questions you might have. These calls are completely confidential between you and me: nothing that is discussed will be shared with the other party or anyone else. After these phone intake calls are complete, and if everyone involved is willing to move forward with mediation, we will then schedule our first in-person meeting with all parties together. Contact FFM to schedule your phone intake.