Mediation vs Lawyers


The Benefits of using Positive Solutions vs. Lawyers



Positive Solutions Divorce Services®



Both parties hire a neutral third-party mediator.

Each party hires their own lawyer.


Win-Win – Peaceful and Amicable.

Win-lose – Litigious and Adversarial.


Typically, less than $3,500 per person.

10’s of thousands of dollars per person.


Know your costs upfront (Customized packages).

Not available – cost is ongoing and unknown.


The parties decide how long it will take but typically no more than 3 months.

Court proceedings, lawyer’s schedules, adjournments and lengthy negotiations can take several years.


Designed to create amicable relationships.

Designed to create conflict.

Decision Making

Couples make decisions that are in their best interests and in the best interests of the family.

Very unpredictable – a Judge will make decisions for you – you are not in control of the outcome.


Mediators support you every step.

Overwhelming and emotionally draining.


All information remains confidential.

All information submitted to the court becomes public record.

Legal Disclaimer

Information on this website may contain legal information but is not to be interpreted as legal advice. It is strongly recommended that you obtain Independent Legal Advice (ILA) before signing any documentation arising out of the end of your marriage or common law relationship.

Copyright 2019. Positive Solutions Divorce Services