Mediation vs. Litigation

When divorcing, two options you have are Mediation and Litigation.  Both will usually get you to your goal, but they are completely different approaches.  Here are the differences and you can watch our video that outlines the differences:

 

Divorce Litigated

ESTIMATED COST – $40,000 for both

Divorce Mediated

ESTIMATED COST – $3,000 – $4,000

  • Lengthy process
  • Expensive
  • Battling Lawyers in Courts
  • Judge has final say
  • Stressful experience
  • Lose/Lose
  • Lawyers represent each client
  • Increases conflict between you and your spouse causing decreased communication
  • Any problem solving is one-sided or just with attorneys
  • Courtroom is public
  • Shortened process
  • Less expensive
  • You never go to court
  • Clients have final say
  • Less stressful
  • Win/Win
  • Mediators represent the family
  • Increased Communications during sessions and outside of sessions
  • All discussions are private
  • Problem solving with everyone

 

 

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