Looks like your headed for a divorce - or maybe already in the middle of one. You have realized that hiring the best lawyer is essential for a great outcome, yet paying $400 an hour with a $10,000 retainer fee is just not going to happen.
Let me share a "dirty little secret" with you. You can have the best lawyer for half the price with Mediation. Some of the best, most experienced lawyers have quit litigating and decided the best way to have clients satisfied with the results of their case is mediation.
Even if you are 100% successful at your trial in court (which is seldom the case), after considering the stress, the loss of time from work and family and the enormous cost, you really haven't won at all.
Divorce Mediation is today's answer. You can hire the best lawyer at half the cost because both you and the other side are using the same lawyer.
No More having two lawyers are no longer preparing separate pleadings for court.
No More Letters and Telephone Calls going back and forth between attorneys at $100+ a pop
No More in office meetings, memos, paralegal billing time and the myriad of other office charges
No More conferences with two lawyers billing at a combined fee of over $500 per hour.
No More expensive court appearances and paying your attorney to wait for your case to be called.
One expert lawyer does it all - and can charge less because the overhead is substantially reduced with mediation.
A Mediation Lawyer is totally neutral. His or Her only goal is to assist parties in obtaining a settlement that both can live with.
Even when each party has their own attorney, I can assure you that sooner or later the case will settle. Only about 5% or less of cases are ever actually litigated.
Yes, you will settle your case, and your attorney and the Judge will make sure of it. The problem is, you will have spent thousands of dollars in lawyer's fees, not to mention your own loss of time and stress to reach a settlement that is probably not as satisfying as one obtained through Mediation.
The parties never have to confront each other. The mediator can offer separate sessions with each party throughout the settlement process.
With proper technique and negotiating abilities, an expert lawyer can help the parties find a settlement which both feel good about. Mediation has enormous benefits in addition to saving money.
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Dianne Ophelia is a 30 Year Family Law Specialist and one of the Best in the Business. For More Information about her Online Mediation and Coaching Practice, Relevant Divorce Articles, and her eBooks to Guarantee Success in your Custody and Divorce Action; visit Dianne at http://www.edivorceexpert.com.