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Making important life decisions, when dissolving a marriage and creating a plan for the future of your family, or resolving a civil dispute, takes time and concentration.
attorneys and mediation
While attorneys are not required for mediation, mediators cannot offer legal advice, therefore we strongly recommend that parties count on their legal counsel when making major decisions. Our experience is that good, solution focused attorneys, are a great asset to the mediation process and help parties fully understand their options and feel comfortable with their choices.
private mediation services
Our offices are located in Southeast Denver which help create a comfortable and friendly environment outside of the courthouse for parties and attorneys to invest the necessary time and effort into generating solutions through mediation. Please ask about our rates and availability for mediations at alternate locations.
MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION fees
We aim to provide quality services to parties regardless of their financial situation and offer several options to fit the needs of all of our clients. Please click here for the link to our availability.
Deposit is required to confirm an appointment. Please click here for the link to our availability.
REGULAR SESSION: $200 per party for the first 2 hours (4 hour limit).
FULL DAY SESSION: $400 per party for the first 4 hours (8 hour limit).
ODR SESSION: Sara Johnson: $150 per party for the first 2 hours (3 hour limit).
LOW BONO SESSION: Stephanie Suzanne: $150 per party for the first 2 hours (3 hour limit).
90 MIN SESSION for Prose Parties Only: Crystal Andrade: $90 per party for the first 90min.
EVALUATIVE MEDIATION OR ARBITRATION: Stephanie Suzanne $450 per party for the first 3 hours.
INTEGRATIVE RESOLUTION PROCESS: With Sara Johnson and Stephanie Suzanne $2,000 per party which cover 8 hours.
In order to offer more flexibility to attorneys providing pro-bono representation, attorneys with Colorado Legal Services, JAMLAC or similar organizations may request any available time slot with Sara Johnson on our calendar at ODR rates and/or reduced fees for both parties as applicable. Co-pay for parties who qualify for Indigent Status through ODR is $15 per hour. Any additional time must be paid at the conclusion of the session, please come prepared.
Fees: It is understood that prepayment of the deposit in the form of online invoice, credit card or money order (checks are accepted from attorney offices only) is required before confirming the mediation session.
Payment for additional services: including additional mediation time and/or agreement drafting is due at the close of each session. Please see the chart below for pricing and come prepared to pay for any overtime. Your compliance paperwork will not be issued unless the overtime is paid by the clients or attorneys.
Cancellation / Refund Policy: Please keep in mind the following considerations when scheduling your mediation session. We do not deviate from this cancellation policy for any non-emergency reasons, including but not limited to; mutual resolution, incarceration, reconciliation of the parties, having not received financial disclosures, discovery, a CFI report, home appraisal, business evaluation or other relevant documentation. The obligation to exchange sufficient information to mediate is the responsibility of the parties, not the mediator, so please allow yourself enough time to collect all of the information you need and come prepared with your documents.
a. The designated deposit must be received from both parties in order to confirm the appointment.
b. If either party cancels the appointment with 10 (business) days advance notice, both parties will be refunded with the exception of a non-refundable $25 administrative processing fee per party.
c. For any cancellations or rescheduling requests from parties/attorneys that are not received by the mediator within the minimum time line (10 business days before the date of the session) the parties will not be refunded their deposits and our office may file a certificate of mediation non-compliance with the appropriate court house if the session is court ordered.
d. For late cancellations, or if a party fails to appear, the canceling party or the party that fails to appear will be charged the full deposit of both parties in order to schedule a new appointment. Parties may need to seek relief from the court, if the party late cancelling or failing to appear does not comply with our terms of rescheduling.
e. In situations where parties have mutually agreed to the late cancellation, their deposits will not be refundable.
f. If our office cancels the mediation for any reason, both parties will be fully refunded.
g. If either party needs to late cancel a mediation session for unforeseen emergency reasons such as illness, accident or act of god (travel advisory), parties shall be allowed to reschedule the session at no penalty to either, however documentation of the incident may be required by opposing party/counsel and the mediator and deposits will go towards the new session and will not refundable.