Advantages of Mediation

IDEAL Mediation Inc. Using a Lawyer Litigation
Hourly Rate $160 $400-$600
One lawyer per party with rates between $200-$300 per hour
$400-$600
One lawyer per party with rates between $200-$300 per hour
Letter/emails No extra charge $32-$48
Usually billed for every 10 minutes of work
$32-$48
Usually billed for every 10 minutes of work
Telephone No extra charge $32-$48
Usually billed for every 10 minutes of work
$32-$48
Usually billed for every 10 minutes of work
Final Document
Preparation
(4 hours)
$420 $1,600-$2,400 $1,600-$2,400
 Control Both parties are equally involved in the mediation which enables them both to be in control of the outcome A lawyer driven conversation Your lawyer is your advocate and works for one party’s rights and interest only. This can escalate the conflict
 Net Worth The aim is to develop a solution for both parties which enables each party to be financially prepared to start their new life Depending on the number of different professionals involved the cost can be considerable As the conflict escalates so will the cost of litigation in comparison to other processes
Flexibility Morning, Day, Night and Weekend appointments available upon request Regular Business hours Regular Business hours
Time 1 to 3 months 6 to 12 months 24 to 36 months
Cost IDEAL Mediation Inc. Using a Lawyer Litigation
Meetings $960 $2,400 to $3,600 $7,000 to $12,000
Telephone calls $0 $500 to $750 $900 to $1,170
Emails $0 $500 to $750 $900 to $1,170
Documentation $420 $1,600 to $2,400 $2,600 to $4,400
Legal advice $200 to $600 N/A N/A
Total  $1,580 to $1,980 $5,000 to $7,500 $11,400 to $18,740