A Low Cost, Amicable Choice
The average cost of litigated (Trial) divorces in the U.S. is $50,000 whereas, in my experience, mediation generally averages around 1/50th of that amount, only $1,000 split between the parties.
Uncontested divorces through mediation do not require any court time and little or no attorney’s fees.
The court is a battleground and not a friendly environment. Divorce is a tinderbox designed to create conflict and you will get as much justice as you can afford.
A divorce trial leaves the outcome in the hands of attorneys and the judge and the latter hasn’t the time, interest or the ability in hearing or discussing all your concerns. A judge will never know as much about your case as you would like simply because of the rules and procedures which limit the information you can otherwise share in mediation. Mediation eliminates the risks of being controlled by the process and allows you to customize your agreement.