Clients may choose either an hourly fee or a flat rate mediation.
The hourly fee option is available. This option is beneficial for clients who have smaller estates or the majority of issues resolved and only require mediation of one or two issues.
The flat fee ranges between $2,000 to $4,000 depending upon the size of the estate and the number of businesses to be divided.
The Cost Savings of Divorce Mediation is a substantial incentive to choose mediation. The difference between having a family law attorney conducting the mediation rather than a "mediation center" or non-attorney mediator is the both parties are receiving legal advise on how the Courts decide the division of property, formulate a parenting plan and calculate support.
Traditional divorces require each party to retain a separate attorney. The average retainer for each attorney is $5,000. If litigation is required the cost of divorce can range from $10,000 to $50,000. The cost of mediation is substantially lower.
Clients do not have to attend Court, the children do not need to be interviewed and all financial information is not a public record.
The timetable for a divorce by litigation can be from 6 months to several years depending upon the Court schedule, the attorney's schedule and the adversarial nature of ligitation. A mediation and all paperwork can be completed in one day. you.
NO UNFAIR ADVANTAGE
Often one party has an unfair advantage in Court because of the competency and experience of the attorneys or because of the financial resources. Divorce Mediation creates a level playing field. Lisa Ramsey has an ethical duty to insure that neither pary is prejudiced. Education and Transparency are the cornerstone of informed settlements.
PRESERVE YOUR FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS
Benefits of Divorce Mediation