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 build—a positive parenting relationship.
In my office, the per family cost of a typical mediation divorce is about $3,100 to $4,900. Compare this to the per spouse cost of the average Pennsylvania divorce—about $14,300.1
In divorce mediation, spouses can share the fees of one divorce mediator. Learn more about divorce mediation fees.
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, sign legal documents within weeks, and get a final divorce decree within months. Compare this to fighting in court where it may take months to years to decide matters.
In divorce mediation, spouses decide how quickly—or slowly—to proceed. Learn more about how much time a divorce mediation case takes.
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 initial consult with Dann Johns, Divorce Mediator & Attorney.