The Costs of Divorce Mediation
One of the most common questions people have when they begin their divorce mediation process is: “How much can I expect to pay?”
The good news is that divorce mediation costs significantly less than other divorce methods, especially courtroom litigation. Here is a quick overview of what you can expect.
- Free consultations: You are likely to meet with an attorney before going to mediation. Your initial meeting with an attorney will almost always be free of charge so you can get some basic questions answered and determine your comfort level moving forward with that legal team.
- Various charging methods: Different mediators charge for their services in different ways. Some charge by the hour, others have structured sessions for flat fees per session. The mediator will be happy to provide you with more specific information about how much they charge (and how they charge) before you decide to move forward with their services.
- Additional service charges: There may be additional charges for services such as document drafting or filing. It is important to clarify the presence of any additional charges before you decide to get started with mediation.
Again, you can expect divorce mediation to be much less expensive than courtroom litigation. It takes significantly less time, which means much lower legal fees. Your attorneys do not need to be as involved in the process, so that also cuts down on billable hours.
To learn more about what you can expect for the costs of divorce mediation, contact an experienced Long Island divorce attorney at Solutions Divorce Mediation.