Menu Contact White & White, Attorneys at Law
Free Initial Consultation 865-622-7768

Does divorce mediation cost more than traditional divorce?

As far too many Tennessee residents have discovered first hand, litigating a divorce can mean spending many thousands of dollars. While divorce mediation is certainly not free of expenses, those who opt for this solution can save a lot of money. However, most attorneys would take this opportunity to tell potential clients that cost alone is not always a factor in choosing how to approach an impending divorce.

In addition to reduced costs, divorce mediation offers couples several valuable benefits. These advantages include the following:

  • Divorce mediation typically proceeds faster than litigation
  • Mediation is usually confidential and can protect the privacy of the divorcing couple
  • Often, mediation leads to more cooperation when settling important matters like child custody and support
  • The more informal setting of mediation facilitates better communication and engagement between parties
  • Most couples report achieving excellent results through divorce mediation

Of course, mediation may not work for all couples. For example, if a couple is always combative with one another, a traditional divorce may offer better results. In another example, many experts believe that divorce mediation is less fair and effective in abusive relationships.

Other disadvantages include the absence of formal rules and a risk that a spouse may be better able to withhold the truth about important issues. Finally, you should understand that occasionally divorce mediation does not work out, meaning that the couple may have to resort to litigation after already paying for mediation.

In the end, it is probably worth your time to discuss divorce mediation and other methods of divorce with a legal professional. This will help you make the right decision on how to end your unhappy marriage.

Source: FindLaw, "The Advantages of Mediation Cases over Traditional Lawsuits," accessed Jan. 19, 2018

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Honors & Memberships
  • 10 Best – 2016 | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys(TM)

    He has received this award 2016-2019 for 10 best Attorneys, Client Satisfaction Award.

  • The National Top 40 Under 40 Advocates

    He has received this award 6 years in a row now. for Top 100 Attorneys.

  • 10 Best Attorney | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys(TM)

    Member since 2018 for Top 10 Family Law Attorney for Tennessee.

  • Family Law Top 10 Attorney - 2017-2019 | Attorney and Practice Magazines

    Member since 2017 for Top 10 Family Law Attorney in Tennessee.

  • Best Legal Counsel

    Member since 2018 for Best Legal Counsel in Family Law.

  • Lawyers of Distinction

    Member since 2017 for Excellence in Family and Divorce Top 10% in the USA.

  • Best Attorneys of America | Lifetime Charter Member

    Lifetime charter member for Best Attorneys in America for Tennessee.

Contact Us For A Free Case Evaluation - Email or Call 865-622-7768

White & White, Attorneys at Law, is committed to working with individuals to help them reshape their lives. Perhaps you need a second chance after getting arrested; maybe you're trying to pull yourself together during a frustrating divorce. Whatever the issue, the experienced lawyers at White & White, Attorneys at Law, are here to help.

Individuals are encouraged to contact the firm online or call to schedule a free initial consultation and discuss their legal needs with an experienced Sevierville family law attorney. Appointments are scheduled during regular business hours, but evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.


Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

White & White, Attorneys at Law 216 Phoenix Court Suite D Seymour, TN 37865 Toll Free: 888-551-9046 Phone: 865-622-7768 Fax: 865-577-1655 Seymour Law Office Map

Does divorce mediation cost more than traditional divorce? | White & White, Attorneys at Law