One thing we all learn as we get older is that life is more expensive than it has ever been. Homes and cars cost more, food costs more, gas costs more each year. However, there are parts of our society that have emerged as bargains, and divorce mediation is one of those things. Compared to the cost of pursuing a divorce through the court system, divorce mediation is far less expensive and less stressful. In addition to these important benefits, the courts also encourage couples to use the services of divorce mediators whenever possible.
The court system simply cannot accommodate the volume of the local divorce cases. The courts have also recognized that not only can qualified divorce mediators offer clients a financial advantage, but divorce mediation, itself, is a far less stressful alternative to the more adversarial court processes. AMS Mediation provides high quality and affordable divorce mediation services to families in Minnesota.
Costs of Litigation Versus Mediation
Hiring a lawyer to represent you in a court-based divorce can be extremely expensive. The billable hours or working with an attorney add up quickly. By contrast, working with a divorce mediator from start to finish can cost as little as $2,000. You could spend that much money on a handful of consultations and one court appearance if you were to hire a lawyer. Divorce mediation saves you money because your divorce mediator is motivated by finding solutions to the issues between you and your spouse. The more traditional court-based divorce process often increases the conflict and can prolong your divorce. As a result, the costs go up.
Our team of mediators are motivated by helping you find areas of agreement. Building on the common ground we help you find allows us to address the areas of conflict between you and your divorcing spouse. When that foundation is present, communication between you and your spouse will likely improve, and as we all know, good communication is one of the most important aspects of resolving conflict. The lower cost of divorce mediation may be a great incentive to choose it over court divorce proceedings, but when you work with AMS Mediation, you will soon be motivated by the prospects of moving on from this relationship to a brighter future. Mediation gives you a strong foundation for future interactions with your ex as well.
Affordable Divorce Mediation Services in Minnesota
Our reputation is as positive as it is in our community because we are fundamentally committed to helping you and your spouse move on with your lives in the healthiest manner possible. The combination of that commitment with our knowledge of Minnesota divorce law allows divorcing couples to emerge from the process feeling hopeful and better prepared for the next chapters of their lives. Call us at 952.252.1492 or complete to schedule a time for a free consultation.