The average cost of divorce mediation in New York City is between ten and fifteen thousand dollars. This cost also includes the costs to obtain an Amicable Divorce Mediation, the recording of the proceedings, and the filing of the complaint and counter-complaint. A competent Amicable Divorce Mediation will be facilitated by licensed attorneys with experience in these complex legal issues.
Mediation is intended to provide both parties with an opportunity to work out an agreement about the details of the divorce. It also provides them with an opportunity to develop a united front and to put aside their differences. Divorce mediation is a court-ordered process that occurs in domestic or family law courts throughout the state. There are usually at least three parties to a divorce mediation, including the divorcing spouses, their attorneys, the representative of the other party, and at least one other neutral third-party individual who serves as a mediator between the parties.