Hourly fees offer flexibility for a variety of family mediation services. My rate for professional mediator time is $230 per hour for online mediation. Divorce Mediation Packages provide discounts for a specified number of sessions and payments may be spread over three months.
When choosing how to proceed, the hourly rate matters, but so does the complexity of the issues to be decided. I have had experience with cases involving complicated facts, significant delays by the parties, and high conflict between spouses. These cases may require more hours to reach agreement, but mediation is still the best process for almost all family situations.
DIVORCE MEDIATION PACKAGES
PLAN 1 – No minor children: $2,730 for mediation services online. This package includes up to 4 mediation sessions and a custom Mediated Settlement Agreement, for a total of up to 13 hours of professional mediator time.
PLAN 2 – With minor children: $3,360 for mediation services online. This package includes up to 5 mediation sessions and a custom Mediated Settlement Agreement, for a total of up to 16 hours of professional mediator time.
ADDITIONAL TIME: If you purchase a mediation package and then need additional mediator time to complete your mediation, additional professional mediator time is $630 for a 3-hour block of time or $230 per hour.
PREPARATION OF COURT DOCUMENTS for
Representing Yourself in an Uncontested Divorce
In addition to your Mediated Marital Settlement Agreement, you will need to have a complete court file so that a judge can sign off on your divorce. I am a Legal Document Assistant (LDA) in Los Angeles County. If you live in LA County, I can prepare the necessary documents for your uncontested divorce according to a written contract and written instructions to me. It is unlikely that you will need to go to the courthouse at all. If you live in another California county, LDA’s in your county who are members of the California Association of Legal Document Assistants will be listed at https://www.CALDA.org.
I need to tell you that I am not a California attorney and I cannot give you legal advice. The Legal Document Assistant (LDA) occupation is established by state law and county registration. By choice, I prepare divorce documents for my mediation clients only. My Legal Document Registration number in Los Angeles County is 2019060225. My address is 725 Plymouth Rd, Claremont, CA 91711 and my phone number is 909-414-2721 or 626-441-1900. Court filing fees are not included.
The LDA fee for uncontested divorces without minor children is $990 or $1,200 if there are minor children. I offer LDA services to my mediation clients only.
Each spouse is encouraged to consult with an attorney who supports mediation and collaborative law. I have a referral list available.
Court filing fees are not included in LDA fees.