Scheduling Policies & Fees

If you would like to schedule a mediation, simply call us at 813-872-8787 or email us at dgenet@tampamediationinc.com to reserve your preferred date.

Scheduling Mediations

It is the policy of Tampa Mediation, Inc to schedule your mediation Monday through Friday for one half day or a full day (or longer if necessary).  Half day mediations typically start at 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.  If, however, you would like to schedule a mediation at a different time, then please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate your schedules.  Upon request and availability, we will make ourselves available for mediation earlier in the morning, evenings or on Saturday.  Please note that if you reserve a morning mediation for a half day and another mediation is scheduled for that afternoon, then the morning mediation shall conclude in a timely manner so that the afternoon mediation may begin when scheduled.  This may require a continuation or adjournment of the mediation.

Mediation Fees

The mediation fee is typically divided equally between the parties unless otherwise agreed upon by the parties or ordered by the Court.  There is a two (2) hour minimum charge for a half day mediation and a four (4) hour minimum charge for a full day mediation. Our mediation fees are billed on a sliding scale based upon the financial circumstances of your particular case.  Please call to discuss the hourly rate for your mediation.  Charges incurred after the minimum is met will be billed in ¼ hour increments.

All mediation fees are due and payable at the conclusion of the mediation.  For your convenience, mediation fees may be paid by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover.

Preparation Time

We charge for preparation time only if time is expended to review pre-mediation submissions.  For example, there will be a charge if the parties request that we review documents, have pre-mediation conferences or telephone conferences with attorneys or unrepresented parties.  We also charge for drafting the mediation agreement when a settlement is reached between the parties.

Travel Time

We do not charge for travel time in the Tampa Bay Area unless otherwise agreed prior to the mediation.

Cancellations

The mediator’s full fee for the actual time reserved will be charged for all sessions which are not cancelled or postponed at least forty-eight (48) hours in advance.