Is Mediation a Cheaper Option than a Litigated Florida Divorce?
When people come to me about mediation, they often ask if this process is cheaper than a litigated divorce. Every couple handles issues in their own way. Some mediations may take longer than others. Generally speaking, mediation will be less expensive than a litigated divorce or a collaborative divorce. In mediation, you are only paying for one legal professional. In collaboration, the parties are paying for their own legal professionals and, possibly, a team of experts to help the process along, including a neutral divorce coach, financial consultant, and child specialist. In litigation, you are paying the legal fees of two attorneys, experts, court costs, and more. So, generally speaking, mediation is the most cost effective way of divorce.
Judith Goldberg is a compassionate and effective Boca Raton, Florida mediator serving Palm Beach and Broward County. If you need a compassionate mediator to guide you through your family law matter, contact our Boca Raton office for a free consultation.