Costs for Our Services

Fee Structure

When considering the value of our services, the first question is often “What will it cost?”. Since our services are offered on an hourly basis, the cost will depend on how long it takes for the matters the participants bring to be addressed and resolved, which can vary significantly. The hourly rates for our various services are explained below.

Another way of considering the cost is to consider the cost of the alternatives, including costs that are difficult to monetize, such as the cost of damaged or lost relationships, whether in a marriage, family, workplace, business or church setting if peace is not pursued (1 Peter 3:10-11). The costs of not pursuing peace can be significant and long lasting (Hebrews 12:14-15).

Something’s Got To Change

At Something’s Got To Change, we exclusively use teams of two, experienced conciliators. For marital and family disputes – a woman and a man.

Individual meetings (intakes) are held with each participant and the conciliation team. These last at least two hours and often longer. These allow participants the opportunity to confidentially share why they think they are in conflict so we can gain insight into the circumstances and coach each participant on a productive path toward resolution.

Following the intakes, a conciliation is held where everyone attends to address both relational and material issues and explore creative approaches to serving the interests of all involved to the greatest extent possible.

We charge $296 per hour for the team during the conciliation session when there are two participants. Higher rates apply for group sessions. Lower hourly fees apply for intakes and agreement drafts.

As a non-profit firm, we also offer a sliding scale fee schedule based on family income (subject to verification).

Basic Service Fees Summary

  • Individual Conflict Coaching: $148.50 per hour
  • Conciliation
    – Intake/pre-conciliation coaching: $148.50 per hour (2 hr min.)
    – Initial Administration Fee: $70.00 per participant
    – Conciliation Sessions: $148.50 per hour, per participant (3 hr min.)
    – Agreement Drafting: $85.00 per hour, per participant

We accept personal checks and

Something’s Got To Change offers many options.

Conflict Coaching or Consulting, in which we assist one participant to assess the dispute and fashion a strategy to approach the other side and to explore ways of reaching peace without the involvement of anyone else – $148.50 per hour. 

Conciliation Services, in which we assist participants who truly want to pursue relationship restoration and reconciliation but are unable to do so on their own, conciliation teams confidentially meet with each side in advance (intakes and pre-conciliation coaching), in session together to assist in collaboratively reaching resolution and then draft that agreement. Services are billed based on the stage of the proceeding – $148.50 per hour for intake and pre-conciliation coaching (minimum two hours) plus a $70 case administration fee; $297 per hour in conciliation sessions; and $85 per hour per participant drafting time. Family and marital cases employ a woman/man mediator team.

A 20% surcharge is applied to hourly rates for in-person and Zoom meetings held on weekends and holidays or held outside of business hours (9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST). Fees are based on the published rate when a case begins. Cases that are resumed after a three-month period of inactivity are billed at the then prevailing rate.

Reduced fees and payment plans are available for those with limited incomes or faced with unusual financial hardship upon presentation of documentation. Contact our office to learn more.

We partner with some Employee Assistance Programs by offering a discount to our published rates. Please check with your Human Resources Department.

The above rates are current, as of March 1st, 2024.

Grace filled communication is the key to resolution and peace. Our experienced conciliators provide that key.