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Mediation vs Lawyers

 

The Benefits of using Positive Solutions vs. Lawyers

 

 

Positive Solutions Divorce Services®

Lawyers

Format

Both parties hire a neutral third-party mediator.

Each party hires their own lawyer.

Outcome

Win-Win – Peaceful and Amicable.

Win-lose – Litigious and Adversarial.

Cost

Typically, less than $3,500 per person.

10’s of thousands of dollars per person.

Quotes

Know your costs upfront (Customized packages).

Not available – cost is ongoing and unknown.

Time

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.

Strategy

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.

Stress

Mediators support you every step.

Overwhelming and emotionally draining.

Privacy

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.

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