Not every divorce has to be expensive. Hiring a mediator is less expensive than what a divorce attorney charges, especially if both partners hire separate attorneys.
Divorce is not a legal matter. It is a personal problem. Lawyers tend to create too many arguments and drama and then both partners get stressed and start an even bigger fight. The whole time the process goes on the lawyers keep charging their fees.
With hiring two separate attorneys you may also end up waiting several months for negotiations to begin. During this period your attorneys will file orders and other various motions which neither side may want. The whole time the lawyers are charging you which may lead to more heated battles and financial hardships.
Hiring a mediator will actually let the couple work things out. Most divorcing couples are capable of deciding how to distribute their property and support their children. A professional mediator meets with both parties together. They are in the best interest to negotiate a fair settlement for both spouses.
Negotiating a divorce with a mediator generally is a lot faster. You will meet about five times to negotiate the terms. An agreement will be drafted.
The use of a mediator is reasonable compared to what two separate lawyers will charge.
A mediator remains professional and will not criticize either party. They will inform the divorcing couple of all financial and child-custody issues and possible outcomes.
No one truly wins in a divorce. Both parties at some point will feel things went unfair no matter what. It’s a big step and a mediator is a better choice for a fast and drama-free case.