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Timeframe and Cost In Divorce Mediation

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Timeframe and Cost

Timeframe of divorce mediation generally entails 6 to 10 sessions depending on the complexity of the issues and your commitment to reaching agreement. Each session lasts one hour, but may be extended in any particular session if that’s deemed beneficial and productive. A weekly meeting schedule with your divorce mediator is typical, although you may sometimes want additional time between sessions to gather information or process options.

Cost and Payment

Divorce mediation generally runs about 6 to 12 hours, plus typically 2 to 3 hours for the divorce mediator to put together your Memorandum of Understanding. Since mediation prepares for an uncontested divorce, your legal fees will be dramatically less than a litigated divorce with divorce lawyers. During divorce mediation, your divorce lawyers act as legal advisors but don’t have to spend numerous hours preparing for trial as in a contested divorce. Since the mediator works for both of you, spouses typically share in the fee, paying proportionately to their means. Payment is made to the divorce mediator at the end of each session and 24-hours advance notice is usually necessary for cancellations to avoid a charge for the divorce mediation session.

The benefits of divorce mediation are powerful and clear:

  • Divorce mediation saves you considerable time and money.
  • Divorce mediation makes you more committed to the agreement since it is you who works through it instead of your divorce attorneys.
  • Divorce mediation gives you a sense of control over the process and allows you to maintain your dignity.
  • You—not a judge—determine what is fair distribution of assets/liabilities, spousal support, custody, parenting time, and child support.
  • Divorce mediation helps you learn to talk to each other, enhancing communication for a more cooperative future relationship.
  • By applying the principle of fairness, mediation maximizes the benefits for everyone and proportionally distributes the sacrifices.

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Joe Noto services the following States, Cities, Zip Codes and Counties:
New Jersey (NJ), Bergen County, Passaic County, Hackensack 07601, Bergenfield 07621, Cliffside Park 07019, Dumont 07628, Edgewater 07020, Elmwood Park 07407, Emerson 07630, Englewood 07631, Englewood Cliffs 07632, Fair Lawn 07410, Fairview 07022, Fort Lee 07024, Franklin Lakes 07417, Garfield 07026, Glen Rock 07452, Harrington Park 07640, Hasbrouck Heights 07604, Ho-Ho-Kus 07423, Leonia 07605, Little Ferry 07643, Lodi 07644, Lyndhurst 07071, Mahwah 07495, Midland Park 07432, Moonachie 07074, New Milford 07646, North Arlington 07031, Northvale 07647, Norwood 07648, Oakland 07436, Old Tappan 07675, Oradell 07649, Palisades Park 07650, Paramus 07652, Park Ridge 07656, Ramsey 07446, Ridgefield 07657, Ridgefield Park 07660, Ridgewood 07451, River Edge 07661, River Vale 07675, Rochelle Park 07662, Rockleigh 07647, Rutherford 07070, Saddle Brook 07663, Saddle River 07458, South Hackensack 07606, Teaneck 07666, Tenafly 07670, Upper Saddle River 07458, Waldwick 07463, Wallington 07057, Twp of Washington 07676, Westwood 07675, Woodcliff Lake 07677, Wood Ridge 07075, Wyckoff 07481, Bogota 07603, Carlstadt 07072, Allendale 07401, Closter 07624, Cresskill 07626, Demarest 07627, Haworth 07641, Hillsdale 07642, East Rutherford 07073, Montvale 07645