Divorce is an emotional time for both parties, even if you agree that is the best course of action for your situation. When you don’t agree on the division of assets and liabilities, child custody and visitation, and spousal and child support, you may have to litigate, making a stressful situation more stressful. However, you can complete the divorce process without litigating by retaining Allison & Mosby-Scott in Bloomington. Our mediators provide caring help when you need it most, including alternative methods to protracted litigation.
The cost of mediating is usually less than the cost of preparing for and attending a trial. The mediator charges a certain fee per hour and this varies with each mediator. If you can come to even a partial agreement, that means you spend less time before the judge – that saves you money.
Furthermore, if you can agree on such things as division of assets, you may save money as opposed to letting the court decide. The court will try to make an equitable distribution and that may cost you in fees if the court divides certain retirement accounts.
Even if you think your spouse won’t agree on anything, it is always worth trying to come to an agreement during mediation as the professionals involved will explain to each of you the benefits of the dividing assets a certain way or choosing the best custody and visitation schedule to save you and your spouse money.