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Harriet J. Fishman Esq.

Separation and Divorce Mediation

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FEES and BILLING PRACTICES

Fee structure
The fee for a full day session, 8 hours, is $1,600. Should mediation extend beyond 8 hours, the hourly rate is $200.
For mediation of shorter duration, less than 8 hours, the hourly fee is $250. Unless otherwise agreed prior to the day of mediation, the minimum duration shall be 4 hours.

Payment
Unless other arrangements are made, payment is required 2 days before the scheduled mediation. If done at least 3 days prior to the scheduled date, there is no charge to reschedule or cancel mediation. Otherwise, one-half (1/2) of the fee will be charged. If I am able to substitute another mediation, the entire deposit will be refunded.

Early Conclusion of Mediation
But for exceptional circumstances and at the sole discretion of the mediator, should the mediation session conclude prior to the end of the time allotted, fees for the remaining time shall not be refunded.
Travel
I am not anticipating any extensive travel at this time. Should this become an issue, it will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Billing Arrangements
I will bill each party/attorney equally unless other arrangements are made or agreed upon in writing. However, all fees are the joint and several liabilities of each party and their respective attorneys. Late fees of 1½% per month will be charged on all unpaid balances.

Alternative Arrangements
I will regularly provide pro bono mediation where, at least one party, has pro bono counsel. Please call me to inquire about this service.