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The Cost of a Litigated Legal Separation or Divorce

Your Divorce Mediator, Don SinkovHiring opposing counsel (attorneys) to “win” your divorce, no matter how you slice it, is an expensive endeavor. In fact –  a Wall Street Journal article on the subject estimated the cost of a litigated divorce as between $27,000 to $78,000. And according to Parade Magazine, the estimated cost of a litigated divorce where each side is represented by his or her own attorney is between $20,000 and $50,000.

In the Westchester area of New York, it is my experience that the cost of a Litigated Legal Separation or Divorce using two attorneys is on average between $30,000 and $50,000 for a relatively simple divorce, and between $50,000 and $200,000 if there are a lot of issues to resolve or a lot of conflict between the couple. That’s a per couple total ranging from $30,000 to $200,000 for a litigated divorce!

The Cost of a Mediated Legal Separation or Divorce

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In contrast, the cost of a Mediated Legal Separation Agreement and Divorce is generally far less expensive than a litigated divorce. In fact, a Mediated separation or divorce is most often between $3,500 and $4,500 per couple for a relatively easy matter and between $5,000 and $7,000 per couple if there are a lot of issues to resolve, or a lot of conflict between the couple.

As you can see, Mediation is a fraction of the total cost per couple when compared to litigation. So much less in fact that the most expensive Mediated legal separation or divorce is still far less expensive than the most inexpensive litigated one.

To help you decide if my services are right for you, I offer a consultation appointment, at no charge, so I can explain my services, answer any of your questions and estimate for you how much it is likely to cost to complete the process.

Call today for your free consultation at (914) 588-6258 and find out just how much you can save by choosing Mediation over litigation.

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