Will mediating be less expensive that retaining an attorney?
According to the Sacramento Press, in regards to litigated cases involving attorneys, “the average spent on legal fees for a divorce is well over $18,000 per spouse. For couples with more assets, or more issues to sort out during the divorce, attorney’s fees can run into tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars per spouse.” Our complete divorce mediation packages, through judgment, cost between $2,000 and $7,000 total.
If mediation doesn’t work, then what?
If at any time you feel that mediation is not working for you, you are free to retain an attorney and litigate your case. We find that it is much easier to start with divorce mediation, and then litigate if an agreement cannot be reached than start with litigation and then try to mediate.
Will you prepare the court paperwork or do we need to do it ourselves?
We handle all of the drafting, filing, and serving of the necessary court paperwork.