The Financial Impact Of Mediation

Mediation puts 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 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.

Typical Costs 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.

In comparison, a litigated case that goes to trial can cost upwards of $100,000.

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