Did you know that almost every family law case is mediated in Maricopa County? You can go to a mediation with an attorney near the end of the divorce process after you spend thousands of dollars on attorneys…or you can go to mediation at the beginning and figure out where the real disputes are and go from there. You can always consult with an attorney at anytime along the way. Why am I telling you this? Doesn’t that mean that I’ll be out of business? No, I don’t worry about that. If we can help families keep the peace….they are better off. The kids are better off and 10 years from now when there are no attorneys in sight…the families will thank us. We don’t need conflict to stay busy. There are enough people who will ignore me. They will fight for no reason. They will fight and argue and cost themselves lots of money. I suggest that there is a better way. Try mediation and get things resolved early, peacefully, efficiently and fast.
Q: What is mediation?
A: Mediation is a negotiation method of nonbinding dispute resolution involving a neutral third party mediator who assists the parties reach a mutually agreeable resolution. Mediation is the fastest growing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) method. In mediation, the parties create their own settlement terms with the assistant of an impartial mediator.
Q: How much does mediation cost?
A: On average, mediation can cost approximately less than 70-80% of total litigation costs. At Best Mediation Services, parties can pay by the hour in a step-by-step process.
Q: Can I be divorced after mediation?
A: You will be divorced after the required documents are filed with the court and a judge signs the consent decree.