No Court - Private Cases
$50 case opening fee
Hourly fees charged by service provider vary
Inquire about discounts, grants, or scholarships
DC-604 form (matters of custody, visitation or support) parties pay $0.00 for service
DC-400 form (civil matters) parties pay hourly fees charged by mediator
Better Agreements, Inc. charges a $50 case opening fee for private cases. You can choose your mediator and fees vary.
Associate providers are asked to offer discounts or work with people if standard fees are a barrier for cases that are appropriate and people who desire to participate.
Typical Rates for Better Agreements, Inc. Dispute Resolution Associate Providers
$100/hr for family cases (custody, visitation, and support)
$150/hr for separation and divorce
$75-250/hr for non-family cases
Judges may order parties to dispute resolution orientation session (sometimes called mediation) on one of two forms.
Form DC-400 (civil matters) you and the other involved parties select the mediator and pay the cost of the service.
Some mediators may be open to bartering at cost for goods/services, there may be scholarships, or you may request consideration for a reduced fee or partial waiver.
At Better Agreements, Inc. we believe in the positive benefit of being responsive to each clients’ uniquely challenging situation and providing the power of two-way communication.