Save Money during your Divorce through Mediation

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Jan 18, 2023 | 0 Comments


            The most commonly asked question that clients ask when meeting with a lawyer in a divorce case is: “How much are lawyer fees going to cost me in my divorce case?”  The simple answer is that a qualified lawyer has no real idea what the fees will end up costing a client because of the uncertainty of the legal process and unknown professional services that may be needed on the client's behalf. For most client's this uncertainty over the costs for legal representation, sometimes creates a level of tension and anxiety. 

            Divorce lawyers usually are paid retainers to represent clients in Divorce cases. Depending upon the complexities and facts, retainers can run as high as thousands of dollars. A retainer is the amount that a client pays to the attorney in order for the attorney to commence with the client's representation. The Attorney sets his/her retainer amount and then the attorney bills for the time spent on performing various tasks that are necessary in furtherance of the client's case, through conclusion. Should a trial before a judge become necessary, attorney's fees can be extremely expensive, time intensive and demanding on the client.

            The Good News is that there is a BETTER WAY to get divorced that saves YOU, the Client, a lot of money. Divorces can be mediated by a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, when parties mutually agree to avoid many of the expenses and stresses involved in litigated divorce cases. A private mediation is a confidential proceeding where the parties meet with a neutral mediator to resolve their differences. Both parties appear for mediation and are free to discuss with the Mediator, their goals and aspirations as an outcome for the divorce. The costs for mediation is usually split by the parties and is far less than what a client should be prepared to pay if the client had to hire a lawyer and place the case into litigation.

            As a lawyer with over 35 years of experience and having represented thousands of clients in their divorce or custody cases, I can assist parties in reaching agreements at Mediation. I am both an experienced Family Law Lawyer and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator. I bring my wealth of knowledge and professional qualifications with me to every mediation, as we discuss how property and debts are to be divided, alimony, child support, health and life insurance, and all of the important issues that need to be addressed.

            When parties reach full agreements are mediation, I can prepare the required agreements, inclusive of a Marital Settlement Agreement and a Parenting Plan. As a added benefit,      when parties sign their agreement in written form, I can also prepare all necessary Florida court documents. Usually, all of this legal work can be paid in one flat fee that we can discuss in advance.

            If you have have questions on how to save money in your divorce and get a Cheap, Fast, Reduced Stress Divorce, call me today for your no obligation consultation: 904-544-6955.

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Gordon Shayne

Gordon N. Shayne Family Law / Divorce Lawyer Phone: (904) 544-6855 Gordon N. Shayne's field of practice is devoted to Family Law/Divorce case throughout the State of Florida


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