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At South Shore Divorce Mediation, we believe in transparent pricing. Each of our mediators and mediation coaches charge at a rate of $325 per hour for all of our services. We follow a “pay-as-you-go” model for divorce mediation, and require a prepaid retainer of $1,500 for mediation coaching. We draw funds from the retainer as our mediators and mediation coaches accrue time providing services. Clients can request a a full refund of all unbilled retainer funds at any time.

Pricing: “Pay-As-You-Go” Mediation

First Hour of Mediation: $325.00

Standard Retainer: None

Hourly Rate: $325/HR

Description: SSDM uses a “pay-as-you-go” model for divorce and family law mediation cases. In lieu of a traditional consultation, new clients jump into mediation immediately. There is no obligation whatsoever for clients to continue mediating past the first hour.

Clients who choose “pay-as-you-go” mediation simply provide SSDM with a valid debit or credit card(s), which the firm will charge after each mediation session or event. In most instances, the card(s) will be charged within 24 hours of the event.

Pricing: Traditional Mediation with Retainer

First Hour of Mediation: $325.00

Standard Retainer: $2175.00

Hourly Rate: $325/HR

For clients who prefer not to provide a credit/debit card, we offer mediation services with an initial retainer payment of $2,500, from which the mediator’s fees will be deducted as work is performed.

Pricing: Mediation Coaching

Consultation: Free

Standard Retainer: $1,500

Hourly Rate: $325/HR

Description: SSDM provides free consultations to potential clients at the firm’s discretion. After the client executes SSDM’s fee and retainer agreement for mediation coaching/consulting, and makes an initial retainer payment of $1,500, the mediation coach may commence work immediately. As the mediation coach performs work for the client, payment for the coach’s time is deducted from the retainer funds at the hourly rate of $325/HR. Payments from the retainer are detailed on the client’s monthly billing statement. When the balance of the retainer drops below $500, the mediation coach will ask the client if further services are required. If the client desires further services, the firm will request an additional payment from the client to replenish the retainer balance to $1,500.

End of Services and Retainer Refund: The client or the mediation coach may terminate services at any time. Upon the termination of services, SSDM will bill any uninvoiced time or expenses, and shall then refund all remaining retainer funds to the client.

Special Disclaimer for Pricing Information on this Page

The pricing information on this page is intended for informational purposes only. The specific financial terms of any client’s services agreement with the firm is provided in the client’s fee and retainer agreement, which is unique and specific to the client(s). The terms and conditions of a client’s individual fee and retainer agreement can (and frequently will) differ from the general language set forth above.

Questions? Call today at (781) 253-2049 and our staff will answer your questions about mediation services and mediation coaching.