Brian James, a divorce mediator in Chicago, answers:
Most mediators charge an hourly rate, which can range from $150 to $600, for mediation sessions, drafting agreements, and reviewing financial documents. The number of hours that divorce mediation requires is mostly contingent on how effectively you and your ex-spouse are able to reach agreements. Some people can complete everything in 5 hours, whereas others can take over 20 hours to complete the process.
Brian James is an experienced divorce and family mediator with offices throughout Chicagoland and Southeastern Wisconsin. He runs a mediation practice, C.E.L. and Associates where his approach to mediation is client driven.