How Much Does Divorce Mediation Cost?

How much does mediation typically cost? How does a mediator charge for services?

By John J. Gilligan
March 09, 2015

John J. Gilligan, a family lawyer in Long Beach, answers:

A mediator is a neutral third party who represents neither spouse during a divorce, but assists in resolving all divorce issues. A mediator typically charges by the hour. However, even if your case is mediated, you still need your own lawyer to represent you so that your rights are fully protected. The mediator is not employed to represent the interests of the individual parties; the mediator is employed to help you and your spouse come to an agreement.

John Gilligan is a founding partner at the family law firm offices of Brandmeyer Gilligan Dockstader & Davidson, LLP in Long Beach, CA. John has over 30 years of experience handling family law, probate litigation and estate planning matters. He can be reached directly at 562-431-2000 or thru email. View their firm online profile here.

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March 09, 2015
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