The cost effective benefit of mediation is obvious; the parties are working together and splitting the cost of Susan’s professional mediation services. In so doing, they are able to arrive at a separation agreement on their own schedule and still minimize the use of individual legal services. Each party is always free to consult with his or her own attorney during the entire process.
Susan helps the parties hear each other’s concerns and fashion an agreement that they believe to be full, fair, and healthy. In this way, the parties can move on while still maintaining a constructive procedure for communicating in the future, whether it be about parenting, finances, retirement, or other issues that come up long after a divorce is finalized.