Frequently Asked Questions
How long does mediation take?
The length of mediation depends on how many issues need to be resolved between the couple and may also be affected by the belief of either party that they might achieve a better outcome through other means. After intake calls with both parties the couple will receive a projected timeline for the completion of the process. In some instances a couple may be prepared to schedule one 5-6 hour session and the final agreement can be drafted within a week. In other instances, financial concerns may require intervention from a third-party professional, including a CPA and/or financial planner to review the family income, and help both parties maintain financial viability. When third parties are involved the process inevitably will take longer.
What about my financial future?
When you choose to mediate, you are taking control of your financial future rather than leaving it to chance and the decision of an outside party. The outcome of mediation is guided by the intervention of the mediator but exclusively decided by the couple. This process ensures that when mediation is finalized both parties will feel secure about their financial futures.
What are your fees?
Shalom Family Mediation offers hourly pricing at $250.00 per hour and we also offer flat rate pricing that ranges from $5,000 - $10,000 based on the projected complexity of the case. You can discuss pricing options following your intake call.
What about our children?
The best way to share custody and parenting time can be difficult to figure out. A strong benefit of mediation is parents acquiring the tools necessary to handle ever-changing life circumstances peacefully and productively. Expert research on children and divorce consistently suggests that children of divorce experience less trauma from a divorce when both parents continue to be actively involved in the lives of the children, regardless of their actual custody and living arrangements. Shalom Family Mediation is dedicated to helping you reach the best possible outcome for your children.