cost of mediation

The Real Value of Mediation

What does all of that money being spent on lawyer-driven divorce buy?  It seems that there are a lot of horror stories about divorce out there; both the expense and the results.  The following chart lists the outcomes that clients commonly want from a divorce – speed, certainty, better relationships with kids, and less fighting with the former spouse – and compares the results of mediated vs. litigated divorces.

Cost of Mediation

This little info-graphic outlines just one important difference between lawyer-driven and mediator-assisted divorce.  We all want a fair value for our money, but when we get into a conflict, often our best judgement flies out the window.  When faced with that situation, breathe first.