How much will mediation cost?

If you and the other party and the attorneys involved in your case agree upon a mediator and notify the court of your selection, he mediator’s fee will be arrived at by agreement with the mediator. If you and the other party cannot agree on a mediator, the court will appoint one. Rule 7 of the North Carolina Supreme Court Rules Implementing Settlement Conferences in Family Financial Cases provides for court-appointed mediators to be compensated at the rate of $150.00 per hour for mediation services plus a $150 one time, per case administrative fee. Unless otherwise agreed or ordered by the court, the fee for services is to be paid in equal shares by the parties at the conclusion of the conference.

Source: North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission pamphlet “Mediated Settlement Conferences in Equitable Distribution and Other Family Financial Cases”
Attribution: Chief Justice Sarah E. Parker, Supreme Court of North Carolina, Judge W. David Lee, Chairman, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission

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