What Will It Cost

When conflicts are not reconciled and disputes are not resolved, relationships are damaged, ministry is disrupted and Christ is dishonored. These “costs” are always greater than the cost of pursuing peace. Monetarily, the cost of reconciling conflicts and resolving disputes through peacemaking is generally much less than going to court. The cost of our services varies depending upon the specific services we are asked to provide, the complexity of the matter, the number of parties involved, and the time required. Click any service category below for a general description of the costs involved.

  • Coaching

    One thirty (30) minute Conflict Coaching Conference is offered at no charge. For more information on how to request a Conflict Coaching Conference, click “Coaching” on the menu on the left. The cost of in-person coaching sessions or coaching that is more extensive or ongoing is calculated on a “time spent” basis at the Peace Advocate’s hourly rate. We will provide you with a written Coaching Agreement to sign that specifies the terms of such a coaching engagement and the per hour fee before any fees are charged. Deposits may be required before advanced coaching is provided.

  • Mediation and Arbitration

    Fee Reduction and Payment Plan Requests
    While PeacePoint’s fees reflect the reasonable value of the mediation and arbitration services we provide and have been approved by our Board of Directors, PeacePoint occasionally grants requests for a fee reduction or for payment plans based on extraordinary circumstances or unusual financial hardship. The request must be in writing, must detail the specific reasons for the request, must specify the reduction or relief requested and must have all supporting documents or papers attached. The request must be submitted with the initial party information sheet, questionnaires and filing fees so it can be thoughtfully considered and a decision made before the commencement of the case and the appointment of the Peace Advocate. All requests received are reviewed by a special committee of our Board of Directors who make the final determination based on information and financial documentation submitted by the requesting party.

    Mediation Service Fees & Expenses

    The costs for a mediation administered by PeacePoint and conducted by a PeacePoint Peace Advocate are as follows:

    Mediation Filing Fee (all cases) – $125 per party (non-refundable)

    Standard Mediation Service Fees*

    Pre-Mediation Conference – $200 per party
    First Mediation Meeting** – $1100 (split equally unless the parties agree otherwise)

    Subsequent Mediation Meetings** – $675 (split equally unless the parties agree otherwise)

    Expedited Mediation Service Fees
    One Three Hour Meeting – $500

    All expenses of the mediation, including required travel and other expenses or charges of the Peace Advocate, shall be borne equally by the parties unless they agree otherwise. The expenses of participants for any party shall be paid by the party requesting the participants’ attendance.

    The costs for a mediation administered by and conducted by Independent Peace Advocates available through the PeacePoint website are based on each Independent Peace Advocate’s schedule of fees and charges.

    *Mediation meeting service fees include PeacePoint administrative time, Peace Advocate preparation time and up to four hours of meeting time. To the extent any mediation meeting exceeds four hours, additional service fees are payable calculated at the rate of $135.00 per hour. When the location of a mediation meeting is greater than 30 miles from the Peace Advocate’s home or place of business, $67.50 per hour is payable for travel time to and from the meeting.

    **The first mediation meeting service fee also includes post-mediation administration and document preparation time.

     

    Arbitration Service Fees & Expenses

    The costs for an arbitration administered by PeacePoint and conducted by a PeacePoint Peace Advocate are as follows:

    Initial Filing Fee (No Prior Mediation) – $500 (non-refundable)
    or
    Transition Fee (Prior Mediation) – $250 (non-refundable)

    Standard Arbitration Service Fees*
    Pre-Arbitration Conference – $250 per party
    First Day of Arbitration** – $1800 (split equally unless otherwise agreed or ordered)
    Subsequent Days of Arbitration*** – $1300 (split equally unless otherwise agreed or ordered)

    Expedited Arbitration Service Fees
    Based on Hearing Time Scheduled – $175 per Hour (three hour minimum)

    All expenses of the arbitration, including but not limited to required travel and other expenses or charges of the Peace Advocate, shall be borne equally by the parties unless they agree otherwise.

    The costs for an arbitration administered by and conducted by Independent Peace Advocates available through the PeacePoint website are based on each Independent Peace Advocate’s schedule of fees and charges.

    *Daily fees include PeacePoint administration time. In addition to these daily fees, PeacePoint Peace Advocates charge $135.00 per hour for all pre-hearing and post-hearing activities such as study time, conference calls, etc. When the location of an arbitration hearing is greater than 30 miles from the Peace Advocate’s home or place of business, $67.50 per hour is payable for travel time to and from the hearing.

    **Service fees for the first day of arbitration include post-arbitration administration and decision preparation time. If the hearing on the first day of the arbitration lasts four hours or less, the daily rate is reduced by one-third.

    ***If the hearing on the second or a subsequent day of the arbitration lasts four hours or less, the daily rate is reduced by one-third.

     

    Deposits

    Deposits may be required before mediation or arbitration services are provided.

  • Consultation and Intervention

    Consultation and Intervention costs are determined based on the custom intervention services proposed, the amount of time required, the number of Peace Advocates involved and any out-of-pocket expenses, for travel, etc. Intervention agreements frequently provide a fixed fee for services specified in the Intervention plan and an hourly rate for optional and variable services. The standard hourly rate for PeacePoint staff Peace Advocates providing consultation and intervention services is 185.00. Hourly rates for Independent Peace Advocates vary Deposits may be required before consultation or intervention services are provided.

  • Eduction and Training

    Education and Training events are provided on a fixed fee basis. Fees for general admission events are published and are payable by each participant in advance of the event. Custom event fees, costs and payment terms are set out in an agreement signed by PeacePoint and the event sponsor.

PeacePoint does not charge for initial discussions regarding its services. A written fee agreement is always prepared and signed for all fee-based services to avoid misunderstandings.