Divorce Costs

A Snap-Shot of Fees for an Average Mediation
(Your Charges May Vary)

No Children, No Spousal
Support, Little or No
Asset/Liability Division

Mediation (2 hours) $560
File Prep/Review $380
Drafting $1,065
Signing/Filing Fee $400
Closing letter $280

Total $2,685 or $1,342.50
per person

Children, Child Support, No
Spousal Support, Easy
Asset/Liability Division

Mediation (4 hours) $1,120
File Prep/Review $520
Drafting $1,120
Signing/Filing Fee $400
Closing letter $280

Total $3,440 or $1,720
per person

Children, Child Support,
Spousal Support, Standard
Asset/Liability Division

Mediation (6 hours) $1,680
File Prep/Review $660
Drafting $1,288
Signing/Filing Fee $400
Closing letter $280

Total $4,308 or $2,154
per person

Every mediation is different. Some mediations are more, and some are less, than averages shown here. The overall cost of your divorce is generally dependent upon four criteria: how well you know your assets and liabilities, if you provide the mediator with necessary information in a timely manner, the complexity of your asset/liability division, and if you and your partner can mutually agree how to dissolve your marriage. If you require more time to mediate parenting time, child support, spousal support, or the asset/liability division, your divorce will be more expensive than shown here. Also, if your asset/liability division is more complex than a standard family, your divorce will be more expensive than shown here. It took years to create your situation, it will take more than a few hours to disentangle it.


Additional (potential) costs

Domestic relations order $750
Pension appraisal $450
Business valuation $4,000-$8,000
Home appraisal $600

Every mediation is unique and will be billed according to the Fee and Services Agreement.