HOW MUCH DOES FAMILY MEDIATION COST IN ALBERTA?
In Alberta, a trained Family Mediator may charge an hourly rate, a predetermined customised package rate, or a combination of both hourly and packaged rates. A fresh positive for those seeking an advanced fixed package rate is knowing the cost in advance, before committing to mediation. Bear in mind, package rates are always bespoke to the individual needs of the family or couple, as fees are based on the amount of issues and their complexities. With hourly rates approximately being between $150.00 to $500.00 per hour, and package rates that can range between $2, 000.00 to $20, 000.00. Whichever payment format a couple or family chooses is best for them, is always less than going through court. In addition to cost, a family or couple should be researching the training and experience of the mediator who they feel most comfortable with as they repurpose their relationship.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT AT A DIVORCE MEDIATION?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DIVORCE LAWYER AND A MEDIATOR?
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR DIVORCE MEDIATION?
Begin preparing by getting a separate journal that is completely private and safe so thoughts, feelings, information, and research can be captured. Ask yourself, what do I want to achieve while listing the objectives in order of priority. Now do the same for the other party, list those answers in the same manner as your own. Think of how you can best help the mediation and, ultimately, yourself with items such as healthy communication. List areas of communication that you feel you can help to ensure the mediation discussions and understanding can move forward in a better manner.