Why Mediate?

  • AFFORDABLE: Mediation is a fraction of the cost of litigation. For example, a litigated Divorce ranges in cost from $10,000 to over $100,000. A mediated Divorce will typically cost between $2,000 – $5,000 based on the number of sessions you require.
  • FAST: A litigated Divorce can, and often does, take years. A mediated agreement can be achieved in a few weeks.
  • CONFIDENTIAL: The process is strictly confidential. The agreement is confidential. The only thing that becomes public is that a divorce decree was granted on a certain date. No references to your assets, debt or your children.
  • EMOTIONALLY LESS TAXING THAN LITIGATION: Mediation is a structured, short-term process that produces results quickly. It saves you from the emotional ups and downs of a lengthy and often adversarial legal battle.
  • PARTICIPATION: Mediation is a collaborative process. You participate in creating the solution and are not placed in a position of having to win at all costs, but instead you work towards attaining goals that mutually benefit each other.
  • RESULTS ORIENTED: Unlike an adversarial divorce where the two parties lawyers’ interests are process (billing time) oriented, mediation is a results-oriented process.
  • BETTER COMPLIANCE: Research shows that compliance with mediated agreements is significantly higher. And mediated agreements are as binding as litigated agreements.
  • PARENTING PLUS: A significant outcome of mediation is a better relationship with your ex-partner, which often promotes more open dialogue, communication and common interest in the welfare of your children.