We offer divorce mediation and document preparation services.
Mediation is an informal and confidential process of assisted problem solving and negotiation. The mediation model that we use at A Friendly Divorce was designed to make the transition of divorce easier and less expensive. Our co-mediation model uses two mediators, one with a mental health background and one with a legal background. Typically, attorneys are not included as a part of the process; however you can consult with an attorney and/or a CPA prior to signing your agreement and forms.
Document and Form Preparation
We will prepare your Marital Settlement Agreement, which describes how you will handle your money, and your Parenting Plan, which describes how you will co-parent your children. Additionally, we will fill out the other necessary forms you will need to obtain an uncontested divorce. After your documents are signed, we will file them with the court.
Depending on the issues and the personalities involved, our process typically involves two or three meetings. Each meeting runs from one to three hours. The length of time between meetings varies and is determined by your schedules and preferred pace. Often, the process will be combined with some individual telephone or email consultation.
Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce with minor children $3000
This fee includes up to eight hours in our office (typically two 3-hour sessions followed by a 90-minute session), preparation of your Marital Settlement Agreement and Parenting Plan, preparation of the standard paperwork/forms needed for filing an uncontested dissolution of marriage/divorce, courier service for filing your paperwork, and reasonable telephone and/or email communication throughout the process.
Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce with assets and no minor children $2000
This fee includes up to six hours in our office (typically one 3-hour session followed by a 2-hour session and a 1-hour session), preparation of the standard paperwork/forms you will need to file for an uncontested dissolution of marriage/divorce, courier service for filing your paperwork, and reasonable telephone and/or email communication throughout the process.
Dissolution of Marriage/Divorce with minimal (or no) assets and no children $1400
This fee include up to four hours in our office (typically two, 2-hour sessions), preparation of the standard paperwork/forms you will need to file for an uncontested dissolution of marriage/divorce, courier service to the courthouse for filing your paperwork, and reasonable telephone and/or email communication throughout the process.
We accept checks, cash, and credit cards. Half of your fee is due at the first session and half at your second session.
We can customize our services to meet your needs. Please let us know what you need.
If you need complex documents, like a QDRO (which is used to divide certain types of pensions) or deeds prepared we will refer you to outside legal resources.
Currently, the Clerk of the Court charges a $409 filing fee for filing a dissolution of marriage. Once your agreement and forms are filed with the Clerk of the Court your case can be set for a final hearing as an uncontested dissolution of marriage.
To make an appointment for mediation or to discuss any related questions or concerns please email email@example.com, or call 561-620-2002.