mediation is not limited to just a few hours or a day-long session. It's a process...

Whether it is Texas civil lawsuits or family lawsuits…going to court is expensive!  There are filing fees, fees paid to compel witnesses to attend court proceedings, fees paid to expert witnesses, document preparation fees, and miscellaneous costs associated with trial preparation and trial proceedings… As an example, a litigant may obtain a judgment of $50,000 in a breach of contract case, but they may have incurred $30,000 in attorney’s fees in the process.

The average Texas divorce could cost $16,000, including $13,000 in legal fees. That’s 22% higher than the national average of $12,800 in total divorce costs (with $10,100 in legal fees). Divorce in Texas is more expensive if minor children are involved because of the amount of time involved in settling custody and support issues. When a Texas divorce involved child custody and a support issue, the average cost was $23,500, including $19,800 in legal fees.

Legal fees can have an average range from $50 to $350 an hour, but this may not include the rate of any paralegals and other firm staff—factored with the total time spent on your divorce case will determine the amount of legal fees you’ll pay.

The average divorce in Texas took 12.5 months resolve, but some Texas lawyers reported ranges from 7 to 19 months to complete divorce cases. This typically is a very painful and expensive process where neither side can predict the outcome of going to court.

Mediation fees are only a fraction of what it would cost in time and money. Many disputes can be resolved in a few hours if all parties come to a mutual agreement.