Mr. Wales’ Mediation Fee is $1,800.00 shared by the parties.
This fee includes up to 1⁄2 hour of preparation time and up to 4 hours of mediation time. Every hour, or portion thereof, after the first 4 hours is billed at $450 per hour.
Fees for complex cases, involving 4 or more parties and/or presenting complex legal or factual issues are priced separately.
Advance payment is required for the time estimates offered by the parties. Once payment is received, a mediation date will be confirmed and Mr. Wales will provide the parties with a Zoom invite. The parties will have their own breakout rooms and Mr. Wales will vist each party in their breakout room.
The fee deposit is a retainer guaranteeing the time reserved. You will receive an invoice which you can pay online.
Confirmed mediation sessions for which fees have been received are subject to the following refund/reimbursement schedule, in which the word “days” refers to calendar days:
One option for a person, couple, or business in conflict is to
go to court. The legal system can resolve their dispute, but
the emotional and financial costs can be devastating.
Many disputes have a prior history of an amicable relationship. Litigation (arbitration or court) will likely kill any prospect of continued relations.
Conducting mediation online, as opposed to in-person, provides the opportunity to extend the benefits of these alternatives to many disputes including, but not limited to, the following:
Disputes between parties who are too geographically distant to enable a meeting to take place;