I have priced my services to make them accessible for most people. Costs vary somewhat depending on the particular service I am providing, as explained below.
I always make sure you understand all relevant costs up front before we begin. You may pay by check, cash or via PayPal.
The costs of a divorce depend on the approach you take. A divorce often involves three types of fees:
- professional services such as mediation, financial advice and/or legal representation;
- court document preparation; and
- court filing fees.
My fees for a comprehensive mediated divorce agreement generally range between $800 and $3,000. My fees are hourly based and are much less than what most attorneys charge. You pay only for the time I spend on your case. I give you homework before each session to help you come prepared so that we can be as efficient as possible.
I don’t require a retainer for mediation. At each session you simply pay for that session plus any prior between-session time I spent working on your case, such as doing research or preparing session notes for you.
I offer a 30-40 minute free consultation for both spouses to explain the mediation process and answer any questions you may have.
Divorce Financial Analysis and General Divorce Help
I am a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst in addition to being a divorce mediator. In this capacity I can help you understand the financial and tax implications of your divorce. I can also help you understand the divorce process and the options available to you. Most often, but not always, I provide divorce financial analysis and general divorce help to one rather than both spouses. Currently my hourly rate for these services is $120 per hour for the actual time we spend together.
I personally do not prepare all the paperwork required by the court for a divorce. However, I have several options at my disposal to help you accomplish this quickly and inexpensively.
My standard hourly rate for family mediation of all types is the same as for divorce mediation and is much less than the rate charged by most attorneys. No retainer is required.