If spouses need only the three services listed above (true for about 40% of couples who work with Dann Johns) their mediation divorce will cost between $4,400 and $5,100. The exact cost within that range depends on where the divorce decree will be filed, as filing fees vary by Pennsylvania county.
A divorce mediation case will cost more than $4,400 to $5,100 if spouses want or need additional services, for example:
Spouses who agree to a house buyout (one spouse keeping the home) may need a deed.
Spouses who decide to divide or withdraw funds from a retirement account may need a QDRO.
Parents who need to document child support to qualify for a lease or mortgage, or who want to avoid hassles with coordinating a child's healthcare insurance coverage, may need a child support agreement.
Note: Neither a child support agreement nor a child custody agreement is required for a Pennsylvania divorce.
Fees and needed services are discussed during a free consultation about divorce mediation, then detailed in a written estimate. This way, wives and husbands know in advance what their entire mediation divorce will cost.
Even if spouses need additional services mentioned above, most divorce mediation cases with Dann Johns cost less than $6,600.