What to Expect:
Ethical rules ensure that our discussions and the information gathered during mediation are confidential. I will not disclose the substance of our sessions to outside parties, including your lawyers or your assigned judge without your mutual consent.
Further, please know that I do not have independent contact with the parties in mediation outside of our scheduled sessions. Your contact with my office between sessions will be limited to communication with my office administrator, Beth Barrett. In that context, we will work together to achieve a voluntary and mutual agreement.
Please let my office know if you have any special needs which we might be able to meet. All mediation clients will have the option of attending the mediation session in person, by telephone, or virtually; until further notice.
Please note that in accordance with the Idaho Rules of Family Law Procedure, attorneys and other individuals are excluded from attending mediation unless their presence is requested by the mediator or has been ordered by the Court.
Each of you will be responsible for one-half of the fees incurred during mediation. The fee charged for time in session is $240.00 per hour, and payment is required prior to the time of service. Sessions are scheduled for two-hour blocks, resulting in a total charge of $480.00; therefore, you can each anticipate a $240.00 charge per session unless time dictates otherwise. To assist you with payment, we accept all payment types including cash, checks, money orders, and all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.
You should expect in most instances to receive a telephone call reminder from my office a day prior to your scheduled sessions. If it happens that one of you needs to cancel or reschedule a session, please give my office as much advance notice as possible and please notify the other party. You will not be charged for such cancellations or rescheduling, but as a courtesy to the other party and to my office, please keep us informed of such changes.