Professional ADR Services
Areas of Mediation
- Intellectual Property
- Same Gender Disputes
- Family or Divorce
- Business Transactions
- Wills and Trusts
- General Civil Suits
Catherine's Mediation Style
Catherine believes that all parties should be as relaxed as possible during the mediation. In general, people do not like confrontation or adversarial proceedings. Catherine, as an impartial neutral, will gently explain the mediation process for those not familiar with it, guide the discussions during mediation and make sure that this is not an adversarial proceeding. The parties as a group or team can decide what is best for them before a court, judge or jury decides for them. Catherine has faith in the mediation process and continues to attend professional training or continuing education seminars to provide the most up to date conflict resolution services.
Sliding Scale Mediation Service Fees
Catherine believes in the use of mediation to resolve one’s disputes. Therefore, Catherine offers sliding scale rate starting at $200.00 an hour.
*If you earn $20,000 or less will be $200 an hour.
*If you earn between $21,000 and $35,000 will be $225 an hour.
*If you earn between $36,000 and $50,000 will be $250 an hour.
You can also request the $200.00 an hour fee if a space or location needs to be rented for the mediation.
Professional ADR Service Fees
Mediation or Mediator-Arbitrator Services: Catherine’s rate for mediation or mediator-arbitrator services is $275 per hour paid in advance (this will be reasonably anticipated prior to the start of the mediation process). The hourly fees shall include one hour pre-mediation preparation time, the mediation itself which is (anticipate at minimum of two to three hours), travel expenses (if any) and any other charges reasonably necessary in connection with the mediation. Fees are shared equally among all parties unless any prior agreement or court order specifies otherwise. An Accounting of all earned fees (sent to all parties involved) will be provided upon the conclusion of the mediation, unless requested earlier via email. Upon the conclusion of the mediation, all unearned fees will be returned, divided equally among all parties. These fees will apply if the parties request Catherine to be an arbitrator if mediation does not come to a conclusion.
Fact-Finding Services: Catherine’s rate for fact-finding services is $275 per hour paid in advance. The hourly fees shall include preparation time, fact-finding services, travel expenses (if any) and any other charges reasonably necessary in connection with this service. An Accounting of all earned fees will be provided upon the conclusion of the fact-finding services, unless requested earlier via email. Upon the conclusion of the fact-finding services, all unearned fees will be returned.