The top three benefits of a mediation divorce are:
For mothers and fathers, divorce mediation has another important benefit. Divorce mediation helps parents keep—or start to build—a positive parenting relationship.
In my office, the per family cost of a typical mediation divorce is about $3,200 to $4,900. In fact, about 46% of my cases are resolved for less than $3,800.
Compare this to the per spouse cost of the average Pennsylvania divorce—about $14,300.1
1. Byrnes, Hristina, "The cost of divorce", USA Today (January 21, 2020) citing Nolo nationwide divorce survey.
In a mediation divorce, spouses can discuss and decide divorce terms within days, and sign legal documents within weeks. Compare this to fighting in court where it may take months to years to decide matters.
When spouses choose divorce mediation they are trying to reach an out-of-court agreement on divorce terms. Their mediator will help them calmly discuss important—even difficult—matters.
In my practice, about 9 in 10 divorcing couples who try a mediation divorce reach agreement. In Pennsylvania, wives and husbands who reach agreement in mediation can divorce without setting foot in court.
A mediation divorce can be especially useful for parents. Mothers and fathers can decide child custody and child support terms without going to court. Divorce mediation can help moms and dads:
After divorce mediation, many spouses are glad they tried the path of peace for their divorce.
Consider sharing this website with your spouse. If both of you are interested in a mediation divorce, the next step is to schedule a free consultation with Dann Johns, Divorce Mediator & Attorney.
To learn more about peaceful divorce, check out these articles about divorce mediation in Pennsylvania.
Wishing you and your family much peace and well-being!