Question #34: Interesting page, especially after going through a long struggle myself in a divorce. How much does an average program of mediation cost and do you offer divorce services as well?

I am glad you found the Divorce Solutions web site of interest to you and I hope others are benefiting from it as well. The costs of mediating a divorce are significantly less expensive than going through a protracted divorce proceeding with each partner having to pay a separate attorney for all the time spent battling. But the benefits of divorce mediation are not just monetary savings, although they are significant; there are major emotional savings, both to the two spouses, and especially to the children, if any, who are innocent parties to the entire conflict, and who are experiencing heightened emotional trauma during this difficult family period.
Generally, it takes about ten sessions in which the parties sit with the attorney-mediator who guides them through all of the pertinent issues necessary to arrive at a Separation Agreement; issues such as child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, division of marital assets, etc. are discussed and then the attorney-mediator must draft the Separation Agreement and have the parties review it.
Our fee is $300 per hour and the cost of the entire process, including the drafting of the Separation Agreement and the filing of all divorce documents costs approximately $ 5000 to $10,000, depending on the complexity of the issues and division of the assets and the ability of the parties to reach resolution of the outstanding disputes. We ,by all means, provide divorce services in the New York City area in a confidential and professional manner and can be reached at 212-370-1660.
Thanks for taking the time to express your interest,
Leonard M. Weiner, Esq./Divorce Solutions