Orange County Collaborative Law and Mediation Lawyer
Mediation and Collaborative Law put the control over the case and the resolution of the issues in the hands of the Parties, rather than the courts. These alternative dispute resolution strategies enable both Parties to work together to decide how to outline spousal support and child support, as well as parenting time, in a timely and cost-effective manner. Division of the community assets and debts can be also be done in the best practical way for the Parties.
"To be successful, you must decide to place your children's needs first and follow the required processes and procedures. I can discuss Mediation and Collaborative Law to help you determine if they are right for you." - Attorney Jones
At the Newport Beach office of Elizabeth Jones, a Professional Corporation, I provide comprehensive family law guidance. I am a trained Mediator through the Strauss Institute of Pepperdine University, as well as several other Mediation training courses, and I am a member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Collaborative Divorce Solutions of Orange County, California. My extensive experience pursuing creative alternatives enables me to bring about peaceful solutions.
Financial Impact of Alternative Dispute Resolution
Mediation involves both parties discussing their issues with the assistance of a neutral third-party Mediator. The sessions are focused on preserving family relationships through solutions tailored to the best interest of the children and the family. Mediators are trained to facilitate effective communication; therefore, a Mediator's flat fee typically costs between $4,000 and $8,000 which covers everything from filing of the initial papers through the final Stipulated Judgment. Currently the filing fee to the Court is $395.
Collaborative Law involves both Parties and their attorneys discussing complex issues with the help of coaches, a financial neutral, and a child specialist neutral. Costs, therefore, are determined by how many hours are spent with each professional. A Collaborative Law approach typically costs between $20,000 and $50,000 depending on the complexity of the case.
In comparison, a litigated case that goes to trial can cost upwards of $100,000.
Free Phone Consultations
Contact me at 714-881-4068 or toll free at 888-844-9239 to arrange a free 15-minute telephone consultation or a one-hour in-office consultation for $150. You can also send me an e-mail.