Who is Responsible for Mediation Costs?
If you and your spouse have decided that you want to proceed with divorce mediation, you're probably glad that you'll be avoiding expensive court litigation. Although mediation is a more financially friendly way to divorce, there are still some expenses that you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse should know about. Read on to learn more about how divorcing couples share the cost of divorce mediation.
Who Pays What?
Every divorce mediation case is different. You and your ex-spouse may need to consider your financial positions separately and agree on how to split mediation costs. It's customary for the parties to do one of the following:
- Agree to each paying half of the costs.
- Agree to pay expenses relating to the proportion of each individual's income.
When it comes to settling how much each party will contribute to the mediation costs, your mediator can help guide you through the process so it is fair. You can include your mediation cost agreement in your contract on how much should be apportioned.
How Much Does Mediation Cost?
Mediation is typically less expensive than a contested divorce. However, the cost of mediation depends on your specific situation. There are many things to consider, such as dividing assets, child support, child custody, spousal maintenance, and more. If you are considering mediation, it's best to consult with an experienced mediator to help you understand the costs associated with your divorce.
Considering Divorce Mediation Services? We Can Help
Divorce can be an emotionally and financially taxing situation. However, when you and your spouse have decided that you want to end your marriage, divorce mediation may be right for you. We are committed to helping you find a solution that focuses on your best interests. Say "FairWell" to long and drawn-out litigation and costly disputes. Say hello to a process that focuses on fairness and serving you well.