There will be a flat fee of $150 per party for a mediation session of up to 3 hours.
For non-family law there will be a flat fee of $250 per party for a mediation session of up to 3 hours. No mediation will be scheduled until all parties pay fees.
The initial mediation fee for a party may be reduced to $50 if the party establishes he or she has income of less than $12000 per year. The burden is on the party seeking the reduction to provide satisfactory proof of income.
If a second or subsequent mediation is necessary and scheduled each party will pay an additional fee of $50. This additional fee may be waived by the Mediator and UMC for good cause shown (for example if after one hour of mediation all parties and the mediator agree that additional information should be gathered in order to proceed).
For non-family law if additional time is necessary following the three hour session each party will pay an additional fee of $50 per hour.
Refunds will be allowed (less $25 scheduling fee) if a mediation is not held provided however if a party fails to participate in mediation he or she shall not be entitled to any refund.
The UMC will as a matter of course reschedule a mediation one occasion at no charge to the parties. Thereafter a rescheduling fee of $50 from each party is required before the UMC will reschedule.