Mediation is a way to help close the gap where you don't agree.

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Why mediation?

Most couples agree on numerous issues in their divorce. Mediation is a way to help close the gap where you don't agree.

The beauty of mediation is that mediators are impartial—they’re not on either spouse’s “side.” Their talent lies in the ability to calmly address specific areas and help negotiate an agreement that both sides can live with—without going through a costly and lengthy legal battle.

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We're in this
together…

Together

Our mediators have found it best to start with a one-hour guided phone consultation to assess the level of disagreement and make recommendations on the services available.

That's why all our mediation packages start with a three-way phone consultation.

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The difference between Mediation and Lawyers
The difference between Mediation and Lawyers

The difference between
mediation and attorneys

Traditionally, each spouse in a divorce hires an attorney and the parties battle it out.

Traditionally, each spouse in a divorce hires an attorney and the parties battle it out.

Divorce.com aims to take the fight out of divorce by first offering simple packages that remove the need for an attorney entirely. Mediation is there for bumps in the road. In mediation, there’s a single party who doesn't represent either side. The mediator's job is to help you get to an agreement so you can continue down the uncontested route and avoid a costly and lengthy legal battle.

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Common Myths
about Mediation

The mediator decides the outcome for me.

Absolutely false.

Your mediator has no control over the outcome—you and your spouse decide that. Compare that to court, where you’re turning the power over to a complete stranger to make critical decisions for you and your family.

Agreements made in mediation aren’t honored by both parties.

False.

In fact, the parties are much more likely to follow mediated agreements than court orders, which often demand repeated court visits for modification. Think of it this way: Are you more likely going to want to follow an agreement you helped create, or a court order telling you what to do?

Mediation doesn’t work with children involved.

This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Mediation is ideal for couples with children. It facilitates a civil discussion in a calm environment, enabling the parents to find common ground. Compare that to courtrooms—adversarial environments that often set a combative tone for the co-parenting relationship.

Mediation isn’t confidential.

False.

Mediation is completely confidential. With the exception of your mediator, no one will know what you and your spouse discussed. Any notes taken during mediation are destroyed, and your mediator won’t discuss the details with anyone. This is in stark contrast to courtrooms, where any person present can hear your business.

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Ok. How does
mediation work?

How does mediation work when I complete my divorce filing with Divorce.com?

Our mediation and divorce filing services complement each other. Once you’ve worked out the disagreements through mediation, you’re ready to complete the filing paperwork, where the agreements you made in mediation will be noted.

Mediation
Pricing

We recognize that the divorce process can be costly. Mediation is a very cost-effective way of working through your differences without hiring two attornies at a national average of $270 per hour each.

During the initial consultation, we will discuss the disagreements you have and ways to resolve them. Depending on the number of disagreements, how complex they are, and how cooperative the two of you are with each other, you may need additional time.

Most of our customers need between 1-3 additional hours. This is what we charge.

Initial Consultation

$49

1 hours of Mediation

$129

3 hours of Mediation

$309

5 hours of Mediation

$449

That’s it. No hidden prices for anything else. Once the mediation is completed, the agreements get added to your divorce paperwork and you are ready to move forward.

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You have questions.

We’re here to help

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Does mediation always work?

Like anything in life, there’s unfortunately no guarantee that mediation will work. Parties that show flexibility and a willingness to compromise have a much higher chance of reaching a resolution.

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How does mediation work?

Both parties will meet with a mediator and discuss the specific disagreements. The mediator will ask what ideas each side has to resolve the disagreements and may make some recommendations themselves. The goal is to take these suggestions and come up with a solution that both parties can live with.

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Is mediation legally binding?

We’ll guide you through all the key questions in as little as 30 minutes.

Does mediation always work?

Like anything in life, there’s unfortunately no guarantee that mediation will work. Parties that show flexibility and a willingness to compromise have a much higher chance of reaching a resolution.

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Will they tell us what to do?

You and your spouse will decide the outcome of mediation together. The mediator has no authority over you and can’t force you to accept any resolution.

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Why do we do the one-hour initial consultation?

We feel it’s best to have a clear idea of your specific situation. Our mediators will ask you for information on common areas of disagreement, and you’ll also have a chance to ask any questions you may have. We take this information and make recommendations on how to move forward.

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Here's what our customers have to say:

Stars

I love how easy this was to file for a dissolution of marriage between my ex husband and I.

Tiffany C., Ohio

Stars

The forms are very clear and easy to understand and customer support was very friendly and helpful.

Loria R.,Georgia

Stars

This service is really easy to use. Just be sure to have all of your documentation ready prior to starting the process.

Ian A.,Pennsylvania

Stars

It was easy and straightforward and I would recommend it to anyone.

Marsha M.,Florida

Stars

It was convenient and easy to do our divorce.

David D., Washington

Stars

The process was nice, simple, and descriptive, didn't take long and it was easy to do hopefully I don't have to go through this again but if I did I would use their service again.

Aaron M.,Georgia

Stars

This was a great relief the simplicity of filling out paperwork took a great load off my mind. Would recommend to anyone wanting a easy and quick divorce.

Lisa M.,Pennsylvania

Stars

It was easy to use and I didn't have any trouble filling out the forms.

Courtney G.,Missouri

Stars

I would recommend this service to anyone who is in this terrible position. It was one of the easiest things I have ever done.

Angela D.,Ohio

Stars

I appreciate the ease and privacy to go through the paperwork of my divorce at me own pace and time.

Tonbra A.,Virginia

Stars

It's very easy to use and quick. I recommend this service to anyone that is getting a divorce.

Anthony R.,Pennsylvania

Stars

The service was really easy. Simplicity is needed when we are stressed. Thank you very much for providing this service. I really appreciate it!

Dawn T.,North Carolina

Stars

I really appreciate this easy application. It was to my understanding and you don't have to worry about the stress.

Tracy M.,Georgia

Stars

I found this service to be a major benefit considering all the different responses I got from attorneys only to find out it be a major savings for me.

Frederick H.,Washington D.C.

Stars

I found this service through a friend who had used it. I found it to be as easy and straightforward as she had said.

Michele M.,New York

Stars

After seeing on-line testimonies, I chose this service for my divorce. It was quick and painless.

Octavio B.,California

Stars

long process but really helps when covering all bases in order to provide best help in achieving your goal for divorce.

John R.,Delaware

Stars

I am filing for divorce and I have been so scared you made it so easy.

Christie M.,Kansas

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Very fast and easy way to file court documents without a lawyer, and having to pay a huge fee.

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