Mediation for Family Law Cases

David J. Hunter - Trusted and Experienced Master Mediator & Lawyer - Certificates from Harvard in Mediation, Negotiations & Leadership - Passionate About Helping Parties, Attorneys, and other Mediators Achieve the Best Mediation Results & Training Available Anywhere 

Settling Cases every day on ZOOM and DocuSign - Stay in the comfort and familiarity of your home, office via your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. In-Person mediations are available upon request.

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Mediation & Pricing

Mediation is a fantastic opportunity to resolve your disputes and cases. Mediation involves meeting with your mediator, discussing possible options, and drafting up an agreement–on the same day.

Mediation fees are charged by the hour.  The hourly fee for mediation services is $200.00 per hour and payment is due at the end of the session with a minimum fee of $400 for half-day appointments and $600 for full-day appointments due by VENMO, Zelle, ApplePay, credit/debit card, cash, or check. Electronic payments only for Zoom mediations.

It is helpful that the parties come to mediation with all documentation that may assist in resolving the issues (different for each case) such as:  Court documents; Proof/evidence (texts/emails/photos, etc.; Financial declarations; Pay stubs; W2s, tax returns; Bank statements; Retirement account statements; Debt statements; Appraisals on home or vehicles; Lists of all personal property; and Any other documentation needed to resolve your case.  

If an appointment is cancelled or rescheduled within 14 days of the appointment date, a cancellation fee is immediately due via VENMO, Zelle, or credit/debit card by the canceling party (or half each party if the cancellation is mutual): The cancellation fees are $400 for half-day appointments and $600 for full-day appointments.

Unless there are only limited issues, normally, most mediation sessions run between 4 and 8 hours, so be sure and plan your day without other conflicts.

We will be meeting in separate rooms  (even on Zoom) unless all involved (including me) agree to meet together.  Each party may bring one support person if desired (usually your attorney).  IN advance of the mediation, I will need the full name and email of any support people that will be attending and all participants will be required to sign an agreement to mediate to be present. 

Dave is a Harvard-trained negotiator. Dave graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1992, followed by a JD in law also at Brigham Young University in 2000. He received his mediation certificate in 2001. He is fluent in Spanish.
For more than 20 years, thousands of clients have trusted Dave to help them with their divorce and family law cases. He has focused his practice primarily on family law matters including, divorce, custody, adoption, child support, alimony, and property division. Before limiting his practice solely to mediations, he was a tenacious family law litigator with vast courtroom experience and with a deep knowledge of the law. Although born and raised in Southern California, Dave has been a resident of Utah Valley for over 30 years and is closely tied to serving those in his community.
Dave served on the Board of Directors for Utah Dispute Resolution Section of the Utah State Bar for 5 years including as its President. This Board provides leadership, training and other services to Utah mediators and the community. For many years, he formerly served as a member of the Divorce Procedures Judicial Subcommittee assisting on crafting solutions for rules of procedures and solving divorce and domestic procedural and legal issues.
Decades of experience make Dave a valuable resource as a court-certified master divorce mediator for settling cases before clients spend thousands, and tens of thousands, of dollars in litigation costs. Dave has mediated hundreds of cases. He finds deep satisfaction through mediation in helping parties solve their divorce and other domestic cases outside of the courtroom whenever possible.