Mediation: The Art of Facilitating Settlement
We offer a specialized approach to mediation that goes below the surface of the primary issues in the dispute and seeks to identify the underlying interests of the parties that can then be used to build a bridge to settlement. These same techniques have been employed by the top mediators in the world to settle disputes ranging from global conflicts to traffic tickets.
Assuming both parties are ready and willing participants in the process, most mediation sessions will be completed in one day. As Chief Mediator, Elizabeth Yancey's fee for a one-day mediation is $3,000. Our other mediators may charge more or less than Elizabeth and you are free to review their bios and resumes on the Staff page and decide which mediator is right for you and your case. The specific daily rate for each of our mediators is included on the Our Agreement page. This daily rate fee is paid in advance and is typically split between the parties involved in the mediation process.
Depending on the situation and the parties involved (e.g., when one party doesn't have the ability to pay their share of the fee up front), our mediators may sometimes reduce their one-day mediation fee and/or offer different payment terms. If you have any questions regarding the fee or the mediation process, please contact our Case Manager Jennifer Olson at 831-238-7071.
Our Refundable Mediation Services: Together WE can resolve this.