Factors Determining The Cost and Savings
If you’re considering mediation for your divorce, you may have many questions, not the least of which is how much the service may end up costing you. This question is understandable, and while each mediator may charge differently, there are certain factors that ultimately may reduce the cost of your divorce.
Considering the Savings
When determining how much mediation may cost you, part of your thinking should revolve around the potential savings of both time and money that you face. With mediation, you have the potential to cut the overall length of time of your divorce, particularly if you and your spouse are able to come to an agreement on a settlement relatively quickly. Even if you and your spouse resolve your divorce in a few sessions, you are still saving time compared to going through litigation.
With the time you have saved comes money saved. Using mediation for your divorce can save you money in the long run because of the shorter length of time for your divorce overall. In addition, because choosing mediation allows you to avoid a potentially lengthy battle in court, you also avoid the risk of facing various fees such as court costs and attorney fees.
Factor In the Mediator’s Fees
As you consider the amount of money you could save by choosing mediation, you can then ask potential mediators about their fee structure. Some may charge a flat fee for their services, while others may charge based on the number of sessions that you and your spouse attend. It’s important to ask this question of a potential mediator.
Ask Questions of an Attorney
If you are unsure of an aspect of mediation, want to know more, or simply have questions, it’s important to consult with an attorney who specializes in divorce mediation. At Law Office of Greg Quimby, P.C., we can help you and your spouse achieve a peaceful divorce through the mediation process.
Learn more about our mediation services or get started with us by calling (719) 212-4227 or by visiting our website.