If you are anticipating the high financial cost of divorce, you are not alone. Divorce can be extremely expensive, especially if you hire attorneys and go through the traditional court system. A typical divorce in the US that goes through litigation can cost between $15,000-$20,000. This is on top of how much more life in general is when you have two households instead of one. Conserving financial resources during divorce is very important and may seem a bit impossible. AMS Mediation can help you with this part of the process, especially if you are willing to consider an alternative dispute resolution service like divorce mediation.
Divorce Mediation Costs Less Than Divorce Litigation
Divorce mediation costs much less than divorce litigation, both financially and emotionally. When you work with the team at AMS Mediation, you can expect a total cost of $4000 for the entire process from start to finish. The biggest difference in cost is that you do not have to pay the hourly fees for attorneys. However, mediation does allow you the flexibility to hire attorneys or other professionals to assist in the process. However, mediation puts the control for the decisions related to your divorce in your hands, rather than hoping that a judge can assess your case and rule in a way that is fair and balanced.
Spending less on a divorce is beneficial for many reasons. You are able to use those funds for other important needs during the divorce process, put the money in savings for later, or offset new living costs that will add up. Spending less also reduces your overall stress level. Mediation also takes less time than litigation to resolve the terms of your divorce, so you will be able to move forward with your post-divorce life more quickly, which is another huge benefit. Mediation can allow for more balance, peace and neutrality in your life and less conflict and highly contentious interactions.
Minnesota Mediation Services
Amber Serwat of AMS Mediation has extensive experience as a mediator and has personal experience with divorce. She has devoted her career to helping couples navigate the difficulties of divorce without depleting your financial resources. Mediation is a highly effective tool for resolving the terms of a divorce including dividing property fairly, deciding on child custody arrangements and determining whether or not spousal and/or child support should be factored into your case. For more information about our mediation services, call us at 952-252-1492.