In any legal matter, especially a divorce, court can add to the contentiousness of the matter, cause further delays, and leave both parties with undesirable results.
There is an option besides court, and that option is mediation.
What is Mediation?
Mediation is a voluntary process in which neutral third party works with the parties to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution.
What is Divorce Mediation?
Divorce Mediation allows couples contemplating, or going through a divorce, a safe and neutral space to work through the issues of the divorce with the assistance of a trained divorce mediator.
Why Should you Choose Mediation?
Mediation is beneficial for multiple reasons. First, mediation allows the parties to maintain control over the outcome of their dispute without the decision resting in the hands of a judge. Additionally mediation can be much more cost efficient than traditional litigation.
What is the Cost of Mediation?
Mediation is usually far more cost effective than retaining individual attorneys and pursuing litigation, however, it is still recommended that each party obtain an attorney to review any agreement written up as a result of the mediation process. In general a divorce can cost each party upwards of $5,000-$10,000 in attorney’s fees. At Middlesex Mediation Group, a division of Levine-Piro Law, P.C. we charge $250.00 per an hour. We find that a typical divorce mediation takes between 4 and 10 hours so the total cost ranges from $1,000-$2,500. Obviously each individual mediation can take more or less time depending on the individual case. Additionally, we do not take any upfront retainers, but rather mediation clients pay at the end of each session. Typically mediation sessions are done in 2 hour blocks, however, one hour time slots may also be used.
If you would like to learn more about Mediation Services in Quincy and Maynard offered at Levine-Piro Law, P.C., please call 978-637-2048 or email at email@example.com