The length of mediation depends on what issues have been agreed to prior to mediation and what needs to be addressed by the mediator. Also, the amount of time spent in mediation is based on you and your spouse’s willingness to come to an agreement. The time spent in mediation can be reduced if you and your spouse resolve some issues prior to mediation so that the issues are narrowed. In our experience, divorce mediation may require several sessions. Again, the length of mediation will depend on the issues to be resolved, the complexity of those issues and the level of animosity the parties have for one another. If either one of the spouses is unwilling to move from their position on a particular issue, mediation may not work and the divorce may have to proceed to court. This is when the costs increase substantially and the “fight” beings.
According to a study published in Money magazine, the average divorce mediation costs around $3,000 and took approximately three months. We provide you that report as opposed to our experience because it is hard to give an average cost. We have had mediation cases cost only $1,000 and take one mediation session. We have had others take a full year and cost more than $10,000. The number of issues, the information needed, the complexity of the issues and the emotional state of the parties are all factors in the how long divorce mediation takes and, in turn, how much it costs.
Importantly, the cost of litigating your divorce instead of resolving it through mediation can be financially devastating. The average litigated divorce in New Jersey costs approximately $10,000 to $15,000 and takes between 12 and 24 months. If your case does not settle, a trial can cost $25,000 to $50,000 or more. No one knows your situation like you do. We stress that you do not want a judge, who is a stranger to your life, to make decisions about how to resolve your divorce. By going to mediation, you and your spouse have all the power to reach an agreement that you think it fair and reasonable under the circumstances. Also, remember that divorce in the court system is public. Anybody can sit in court and hear about your life. Divorce mediation is confidential, private and conducted behind closed doors.
Our firm offers divorce mediation services to clients all across New Jersey.
Want to learn more? Contact us to schedule a mediation session with the divorce mediators at Netsquire.
Each package includes a comprehensive settlement agreement, filing of all documents, and access to a private Facebook group.
You have no children.
You have nothing to divide.
You just want a divorce ASAP.
Note: Both parties must cooperate and sign documents when we provide them to you. Otherwise, you may need the Mediation package.
You already have a verbal agreement on money and your children.
We’ll put it in a written, legally-binding settlement agreement for you.
You need help arriving at an agreement on your money and/or children.
We’ll mediate between you and your partner to negotiate a fair agreement.
Want to split the cost with your spouse?
Click “Select This Package,” then choose “2 Payments”.
I’m so glad that I found John and NJ Divorce Solutions. From the first consultation, I felt good energy- you need that when going through a stressful time as this. He was committed to helping us iron out the details in a very calm and civil environment. I’m not sure if you are supposed to feel this good going through divorce, but John made it an easy and uneventful process. He made sure we spoke about our fam…
I have known John since law school and trusted him to handle my divorce. He and his team, including Tom Bean, were outstanding from start to finish. When I had questions, they were there to answer them. When I had concerns, they responded in ways to help me understand. I have in the past, and will continue, to refer friends, family and clients to New Jersey Divorce Solutions.
It’s a little difficult to put into words how much I appreciate what Christina has done for me. From the moment that I got in touch with her company, she has always been extremely responsive, prompt, professional, and has done everything she could to aid in my divorce. I could not have asked for a better attorney. I highly, highly recommend Christina and her team to anyone who is looking for, a gre…
I finished my divorce a few months ago. I cannot express how grateful I am for the work of everyone here. They actually cared about me and my kids. The attention to detail was second to none. I have already referred several people and will continue to do so. I had another firm representing me at the beginning, and the team showed me that the litigation approach was destroying my family. I feel blessed to have fou…
From custody to visits to holidays, we’ll walk you through every decision you need to make in order to move on with your life while protecting your kids.
Should there be alimony? What about child support? How are your children’s expenses going to be shared? We’ll help you figure it all out.
We’ll help you decide how to divide your marital home, bank accounts, retirement accounts, cars, debt, and anything else you need to split up.
Once you create an agreement about your money, your children, and your stuff, we’ll file all your documents and make sure your divorce is done quickly and correctly.
Most law firms don’t know how to resolve divorce. They only know how to fight – because that’s how it’s always been done.
At Netsquire, we’ve ripped up the divorce playbook to make it quicker, simpler, and drama-free. We offer online mediation and document prep services, all for one transparent, flat fee.
With a whole lot of experience under our belts—decades, in fact—we’ve given thousands of couples the nudge they needed to move past divorce and rediscover their happy place.
We’re not just attorneys. We’re your guides, allies, and advocates. We’ll navigate this journey with you, prioritizing your peace of mind and financial health along the way.
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Alimony can be a puzzler, but our Alimony FAQ breaks down the complexities into plain English.
We get it – choosing an attorney is a big commitment. That’s why we’ve made it a no-brainer for you.
Go ahead and choose the package and payment plan that suits you best. If you have a change of heart before we start on the paperwork or kick-off mediation, you’ll get every penny back. Even if you decide to back out after we’ve begun, we’ll still give you a partial refund, no questions asked.
Just shoot us an email and we’ll sort it out. Choose your plan and join us in the pursuit of a better divorce process!