Mediation is a voluntary, informal, and confidential process for helping parties resolve disputes instead of going to court. With the help of a Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator, parties work together to communicate and find mutually agreeable solutions to their problems. The mediator serves as a guide during negotiation efforts, helping the participants communicate effectively, gather and analyze information, define issues, generate alternatives, explore consequences, and reach agreements acceptable to both parties. The mediator does not make decisions or create agreements for the parties. The parties themselves decide the terms of their own agreement, which is an empowering benefit to resolving disputes through mediation. Mediations are held privately, and all discussions are confidential to the extent allowed by the law.
Mediation is very successful in resolving family law disputes, and in fact most courts will require parties to attend mediation before their case may be set for trial. Here at Kious, Rodgers, Barger, Holder, & King, PLLC, attorney and Rule 31 Listed Mediator Loren A. Sanderson works hard to resolve disputes in a range of domestic relations matters, including divorces, child custody, and child support cases. We also offer co-mediation services, wherein Ms. Sanderson mediates alongside attorney Jay Barger. Co-mediation allows two mediators to tackle complicated issues together as well as to divide labor, increasing creativity and efficiency while ensuring that no detail gets overlooked.
Our standard fee schedule for mediation with Ms. Sanderson is a minimum of $600.00, which covers the first three (3) hours of mediation as well as pre-mediation preparation, with additional time billed at $200.00 per hour. The rate for co-mediation with Ms. Sanderson and Mr. Barger is $750.00 for the first three hours of mediation as well as pre-mediation preparation, with additional time billed at $250.00 per hour.