Mediation is an alternative approach to divorce litigation. The point of mediation is to decrease, not increase, tension and adversarial stances during what’s already a difficult time. Contrary to popular belief, you and your spouse / partner don’t have to be “amicable” to benefit from mediation. Navigate yourself through the process with the end result in mind.
Mediation offers the opportunity to express what you want during facilitated meetings, listen to each other and come to agreements. These agreements can be about parenting time, money, personal items, personal property, division of property, child care arrangements, and anything else that needs to be resolved.
Divorce affects children in many ways, both as they go through the divorce and throughout their entire lives. Mediation offers a peaceful alternative for making good decisions about the ones you love the most.
The average cost of mediation is $1,000 – $3,000. The average cost of litigating low-conflict family law cases is $10,000 – $30,000.