Q: How long does Mediation take?
A: The amount of time it takes to complete the mediation process is dependent upon what issues need to be addressed. Learn More >>
Q: How much does Mediation cost?
A: Every case is unique, but on average, people should expect to pay around one third of the cost of a litigated divorce. Learn More >>
Q: What are the differences between mediation and litigation
A: While Mediation typically requires less time and money than litigation, there are several key differences between the two processes. Learn More >>
Q: Do we still need an attorney if we go through Mediation?
A: Although it is not legally required, parties are strongly encouraged to have their mediation agreement reviewed by legal counsel prior to filing any documents with the court. Learn More >>
Divorce can be a difficult process to go through and is often filled with a lot of feelings of uncertainty. Mediation is your opportunity to openly discuss what is important to you and how you want to shape your lives moving forward. Unlike litigation which is an adversarial process focused on placing blame on the other, Mediation is a cooperative endeavor driven by compromise.
Mediation allows you and your spouse the opportunity to settle your dispute in terms that are acceptable to you both, which in turn allows each of you to reduce the emotional impact of your divorce, a savings of time and money. Mediation allows you to move forward with your lives knowing that your settlement wasn't dictated to you by a court - but rather mutually agreed upon by each of you.
The goals of entering into the mediation process are to maintain family relationships by resolving family disputes, achieve equitable property divisions, and reach agreements on support and custody issues and thereby minimize the detrimental effects of divorce on family relationships, as well as, on the family assets.