Difficult family conversations can be held more easily with a skilled mediator. Mediation supports self-determination, decreases tension, protects the children, provides flexibility and gives everyone a voice. Unlike court proceedings, mediation is private and confidential.
Family-related disputes we can help with include:
- Divorce and legal separation
- Distance parenting or child custody disputes
- Child support disputes
- Elder care discussions
- Family business disputes
- Wills and Estate conflicts
After mediation, family members can talk more frankly together, they can craft solutions that work for everyone, and they can look forward to the future.
“I can’t believe I am saying this but I think I am going to let our son move away with his mom so we can preserve our best time together.” – L.S. (father after mediating distance parenting plan amendment)
Fees for family mediation are always less than for litigation. Family mediation can cost as little as $750 for a for a simple parenting plan, or as much as $1,500 for an all day complex divorce. By contrast, a litigated divorce begins around $5,000 (per spouse) and only goes up from there. It is not unusual for a divorce trial to last several days and cost $20,000. A litigated parenting plan or amended parenting plan costs around $4,000 or more. The emotional, physical and spiritual cost of family law litigation is hard to estimate, but it can permanently damage a family.
We strive to keep fees for all services within our clients’ ability to pay while providing the highest quality of service.
We accept payment in the form of checks, cash and all major credit cards including VISA, MasterCard and Discover.