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Legal Information: New Jersey

Custody

Updated: 
July 14, 2020

Who pays for mediation?

Generally, since mediation for child custody and visitation issues is ordered by the judge, you will not have to pay for it.

However, with mediation for issues of marital property or support, mediation costs may not be fully covered by the court. The mediator donates the first two hours (including preparation time) at no cost to the parties, but you may have to pay for any mediation beyond the first three hours.1

1http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/family/rosters/index.htm