Payment Policy

MEDIATION FEES

ALL CASES:

Each party is responsible for a flat rate, $175.00 fee for their 4-hour mediation session or $350.00 for their 8-hour mediation session.

The fee is due prior to the start of the mediation, and the DRC accepts cash, check, and credit.

ADDITIONAL FEES:

An additional fee of $75 per hour will be charged for mediations exceeding their scheduled time limit.

An administrative fee of $25 will be charged if a mediation is not cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the start time.

WAIVER/REDUCTION OF FEES:

Mediation fees may be reduced or waived for parties who can show financial need. To qualify, each party will need to complete the financial need paperwork, and return it at least 48 hours before their scheduled mediation. Once the paperwork is received, the Executive Director will make a decision.

MEDIATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE.

ALL CASES ARE SCHEDULED FOR HALF-DAY OR FULL-DAY MEDIATIONS WITH VOLUNTEER MEDIATORS.