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Mediation has many advantages over traditional divorce. Mediation is designed to aid couples through divorce in a more cost effective and time efficient manner. It further helps to promote an amicable solution between the parties as they are able to maintain control as they determine their own future.
Mediation is designed to be an economical way for divorcing individuals to reach a settlement agreement by avoiding unnecessary expenses. Many attorneys charge retaining fees between $2,500 and $5,000 per person, for the average case, in order to start the divorce process. Once these funds are depleted, an attorney will require additional funds in order to continue working on the case. Mediation is designed to eliminate these unnecessary fees. The mediation process allows the parties to pay one lump sum, split between the two parties, that will carry the parties all the way through the mediation/divorce process. Thus, the parties will be able to reach the same result for a fraction of the cost!
Peaceful Dissolution was designed to eliminate unnecessary fees. Peaceful Dissolution’s mediation/divorce process allows a party to pay one lump sum, split between the two parties, with a typical amount ranging between $2,000 and $3,500. When split evenly between the parties, each person only ends up paying between $1,000 and $1,750 for the entire divorce process! Your total, personal out-of-pocket divorce cost could be less than a quarter of what you would pay a traditional divorce lawyer just to start your divorce.
Peaceful Dissolution’s flat fee is all inclusive. It includes the mediation sessions, the drafting and completion of the mediation agreement, the preparation of all divorce documents, the court’s divorce filing fee (which is several hundred dollars), and the filing of all divorce documents with the court. The couple is also given the option to attend one therapy session (whether individually or as a family) with one of multiple therapists associated with Peaceful Dissolution, free of cost!
A resolution is most effective when it is jointly agreed upon by the individual parties being affected. Agreements reached in mediation are mutually agreed upon by each party. Thus, mediation allows parties to be actively involved in determining what will be enforced by the court as opposed to having a court order imposed upon them by a third party (e.g. a judge) who has very little knowledge about the parties and their situation. Furthermore, it provides added assurance that each party will abide by the terms of the agreement since they had a hand in making it.
A traditional divorce can take anywhere from months to even years before the case is finally closed and the divorce complete. This lengthy process can be attributed to a variety of factors including, but not limited to, prolonged discovery, attorney negotiations, and case continuations.
Mediation is designed to eliminate unnecessary delays. By mediating a divorce, a couple has the ability to come to a full and final agreement without getting wrapped up in the drawn out process and hassle of traditional divorce. Thus, it is possible for a couple to have their divorce mediated and finalized within a very short period of time.
Many mediated divorces through Peaceful Dissolution can be completed, start to finish, after just one mediation session.