Although some couples reject the idea of undergoing divorce mediation, it can be a powerful tool. Even if the parties do not agree on the terms of the divorce, mediation is an effective means of settling the matter. Many cases that seemed hopeless in the beginning result in a settlement. While the style of mediation can vary from one mediator to the next, the basic process remains consistent. Here are a few benefits of divorce mediation.
o Cost – The fees associated with divorce mediation depend on the time needed to come to an agreement. Generally, the more complicated the agreement is, the more expensive the divorce mediation will be. However, the mediator must provide an estimate of the fees before the first session. If the parties do not agree with the fee estimate, they may ask the mediator to return for another meeting. If the parties do not agree to the terms of the agreement, the mediator may request additional fees.