What is the cost for mediation in wake county? If I request medication, must ex comply? Trying to do this to avoid going to court. What is process for requesting mediation?

Mediation is required in some cases, and the court will set a deadline for the parties to complete mediation at the initial pre-trial conference. Parties can select a private mediator upon which they agree, usually the cost is around 250 an hour, and the fee split. In some counties judicial settlement conferences are used in which a judge acts as mediator with no cost to the parties.

Can you tell me what the standard is for wake county? Ideally, it would be best for me to have it done in front of a judge with her participation being required.

You should refer to the local rules for Wake County. They can be found on the AOC website: