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Fees & Policies

All parties’ fees are due in full prior to scheduling a mediation session.

Rescheduling & Cancellations:

  • The party who postpones A) within 10 business days of the scheduled mediation date will pay a rescheduling fee of $50.00 or B) within 2 business days will pay a rescheduling fee of $200.00
  • Parties must agree on and re-schedule a new mediation within 60 days of the postponement date.
  • When a session is cancelled within 10 business days of a scheduled mediation by any party, the entire fee for both parties is nonrefundable.
  • When a case is closed prior to being scheduled or a session is cancelled prior to 10 business days before the scheduled mediation date by any party, CDR retains $100.00 per party for administrative services.

Second Sessions:

When an additional session is requested following a completed mediation, standard mediation rates apply.

Support Person:

Support people are welcome to use our waiting room and will be available to you during session breaks. Only by mutual agreement will a Support Person be present in the mediation room. To proceed without delay, please inform us of your intended support person at the time of payment.

Fee Adjustments:

If you are receiving public assistance or have reduced income, you may qualify for a reduced mediation payment. To find out if you qualify, you must provide the following information while completing our Request A Mediation form. In this form you will be asked to provide the following:

  1. Supporting documents showing three (3) months of household income (i.e. Disability/Social Security award letter, child support payment, bank statements, pay stubs, unemployment stubs, public assistance verification).
    • Household income = everyone in your household that you eat your meals with, share expenses and income with, or support each other in any way; all of their income(s) are to be included as household income.
  2. $50 non-refundable deposit