Our Services
Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.–Romans 14:19

If your dispute or conflict is more than you can handle on your own, consider our comprehensive dispute resolution and conflict reconciliation services. PeacePoint provides coaching, mediation, arbitration, and consulting services to individuals, organizations, churches, ministries, and denominations. Browse the topics below to learn more about our services.


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.

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' above. 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.
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 that will make the final decision regarding the request based on information and financial documentation submitted by the requesting party.


Mediation Service Fees & Expenses

PeacePoint mediations are usually conducted by two mediators. PeacePoint may, in its sole discretion, approve the use of a single mediator in some cases. The fees and costs of a mediation administered by PeacePoint and conducted by PeacePoint peace advocates/mediators are as follows:

Filing Fees (all cases) – $200 per party. Filing fees are non-refundable.*

Pre-Mediation Conference (up to 1 ½ hours) – $250 per party.

Mediator fees are calculated based on the time spent by the mediators on the case (excluding the pre-mediation conference). The following are hourly rates for PeacePoint peace advocates/mediators.

Single Mediator Time– $150.00/hour.

Co-mediator (2) Time - $225.00/hour for both mediators. This applies to meetings and other parts of the proceedings when both mediators are participating at the same time.

All expenses of the mediation, including required travel** and other expenses incurred by a mediator, shall be borne equally by the parties unless they agree otherwise. The expenses of any non-party participant shall be paid by the party requesting that the participant attend. The parties are responsible for any legal fees they incur.***

The fees and costs for a mediation administered by PeacePoint but conducted by an independent peace advocate/mediator are based on the independent peace advocate’s schedule of fees and charges and are provided on a case-by-case basis.

*Filing fees cover all PeacePoint administrative time in mediation cases.

***When the location of a mediation meeting is greater than 30 miles from a PeacePoint peace advocate’s home or place of business, $75.00 per hour is charged for travel time to and from the meeting.

****Mediators are not permitted to advise mediation participants regarding the binding effect of any understandings reached or commitments made which are included in any Memorandum of Understanding prepared. If the parties are concerned about the legal effect or binding nature of any promises or commitments made or agreements reached during the mediation, the parties must consult with an independent, licensed attorney for advice and counsel in that regard and for the preparation of any documents that are necessary or appropriate to address their concerns or protect their interests.


Arbitration Service Fees & Expenses

The fees and costs for an arbitration administered by PeacePoint and conducted by a PeacePoint peace advocates/arbitrators* are as follows:

Filing Fee (No Prior Mediation) - $500 or Transition Fee (Prior PeacePoint Mediation) - $250. This fee is paid by the party requesting arbitration and is non-refundable.

Administrative time by PeacePoint staff members is charged at $125.00 per hour.

Arbitrator daily rate for hearings** – $1800 (split equally unless otherwise agreed or ordered).

In addition, PeacePoint peace advocate arbitrators charge $185.00 per hour for time spent in connection with the case and outside scheduled hearing days, including pre-hearing and post-hearing activities such as study time, conference calls, etc.

All expenses of the arbitration, including but not limited to required travel*** and other expenses or charges of the arbitrators, shall be borne equally by the parties unless they agree otherwise. The expenses of any non-party participant shall be paid by the party requesting that the participant attend. The parties are responsible for any legal fees they incur.

The fees and costs for an arbitration administered by PeacePoint but conducted by an independent peace advocate/arbitrator are based on the independent peace advocate’s schedule of fees and charges and are provided on a case-by-case basis.

*If the arbitration agreement does not specify the number of arbitrators, the matter shall be heard and determined by one arbitrator, unless the parties agree otherwise. If the parties cannot agree on the number of arbitrators and the amount in dispute is in excess of $1 million, PeacePoint shall appoint three arbitrators. PeacePoint Arbitration Rule 11.

**Daily hearing fees assume a single arbitrator is appointed and cover up to eight hours of hearing time. If the hearing lasts four hours or less, the daily rate is reduced by one-third.

***When the location of an arbitration hearing is greater than 30 miles from the PeacePoint peace advocate’s home or place of business, $92.50 per hour is payable for travel time to and from the hearing.


Deposits

Deposits are required before mediation or arbitration services are provided.

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.
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.