• Alan Jacobs

Revealing Statistics About Divorce Mediation

TopCounselingSchools.org compiled information and statistics from a variety of sources to illustrate the effectiveness of divorce mediation. Here are some of the most notable pieces of information they highlighted.

  • The average mediation takes three to six months to finish, versus an average of two years for divorce litigation. This means a whole lot less stress and money.

  • Speaking of money: mediation costs an average of $300 per hour versus $300 to $500 per hour for litigation. This might not seem like a huge edge, until you consider the time difference. Litigation may cost $20,000 per person, versus a total of $2,000 to $5,000 for mediation.

  • Mediation results in 80 percent voluntary compliance with child support agreements versus just 40 percent for litigation.

  • Mediation produces an agreement in 50 to 80 percent of cases, making it a highly effective means of completing a divorce. When these agreements happen outside of a courtroom, it’s better for everyone involved, as it means less confrontation and conflict and a whole lot less stress.

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