Is Mediation Cheaper Than a Divorce?

What are the costs?

Divorce mediation provides a win-win result not possible through litigation, protecting you and your children from the negative impact of divorce. While litigation is an unpredictable procedure that should be your last resort, mediation is the logical alternative to the bitterness and fighting involved in the adversarial battleground of the divorce process.

Divorce mediation costs less, saves time, and reduces the emotional strain experienced in litigation. Private, informal, and expedited, it is also the financially sound means to resolve large estates because all information is legally kept confidential.

Encouraging both parties to focus on the issues, rather than rehashing past conduct, divorce mediation is a collaborative problem-solving process rather than an adversarial process driven by the need to prevail.

Divorce mediation will resolve your issues of custody, support, visitation, and property settlement without wasting everything you have worked for in contentious litigation. By the end of mediation, the parties are divorced, just as the couple who emotionally battled it out in court. Who do you think is better off?

For Divorce Mediation:

$400.00 per/hour for the mediation sessions.

$3,500.00 for preparation and processing of all legal forms and for the drafting and revision of the Marital Settlement Agreement.

For Civil Mediation:

$350.00 per/hour split equally between the parties.

$300.00 non-refundable administration fee per party.

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