Frequently asked questions
How much does mediation cost?
Mediation is charged on an hourly basis. At Expertiva, this is CHF 240.00 per hour plus VAT. The first hour is always charged fully, then for each started quarter of an hour.
How long does mediation take?
It depends. Separations and divorces often require 5 – 8 sessions. Business mediation and inheritance settlement usually more.
Who must be present?
The group should include all the parties concerned and at least one mediator. A second mediator can also be present if desired.
How long does a session take?
A session usually lasts between 60 and 90 minutes. Longer sessions are possible, but depending on the setting, they are only of limited use.
Can I stop a mediation?
Yes, unlike in court, participation in mediation is voluntary by all parties and can be broken off at any time.
Do I have to provide a solution?
No. A basic principle of mediation is the openness of solutions. No solution might be an outcome.
Can my lawyer be present?
Yes. The parties may also bring their lawyers to mediation. It is also possible that the final agreement reached is reviewed by the lawyer.
Do I need a lawyer?
No. The mediator guarantees the parties neutrality and facilitates communication and the development of possible solutions between them.