How much does a divorce mediation case cost?

In my office, a typical divorce mediation case costs a family about $3,100 to $4,500. It includes spouses discussing and deciding divorce terms with help from a mediator, signing a postnuptial agreement, and getting a Pennsylvania no-fault divorce decree.

Dann Johns, Divorce Mediator and Attorney Dann Johns, J.D.
Divorce Mediator & Attorney

  • Practice limited to mediation divorce since 2012
  • 1988 Juris Doctor degree, Dickinson School of Law
  • 1988 Attorney & Counsellor at Law, Pennsylvania Bar
  • Active attorney license PA52681
  • Member of Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Member of Pennsylvania Council of Mediators
  • Member of Association for Conflict Resolution

Divorce mediation costs more when:

Even with these services, a mediation divorce tends to cost thousands of dollars less than hiring lawyers to fight over divorce terms.

Divorce mediation fees

In Pennsylvania, most spouses need these services for a mediation divorce:

  • One 3-hour discussion of divorce terms with a mediator, to make sure all  necessary topics have been discussed,
  • Drafting of a postnuptial agreement (a legal document that formalizes divorce terms), and
  • Filing of a Pennsylvania no-fault divorce pleading (a legal document needed to change marital status).

In my office, fees for the services listed above are about $3,100 to $4,500. Exact fees depend on difficulty of issues and the services required. A written estimate of fees is provided at an initial consultation about divorce mediation.

Accepted forms of payment include:

  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
  • Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Wallet, contactless cards
  • Check or Cash
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Some spouses may want or need more services. A mediation divorce can include:

These services are not  needed in every case. Necessary services will be discussed at an initial consultation, then listed in a written estimate of divorce mediation fees.

Tips for keeping cost of divorce mediation low

  • Communicate with your spouse:  The more terms of agreement you work out together, the less time spent in discussions with your mediator—which saves on divorce mediation fees.
  • Cooperate with your spouse:  Working together is essential for building an out-of-court divorce agreement.
  • Avoid threats of fighting in court:  Threats can stop progress toward an agreement.

Dann Johns will be able to offer more tips—specific to your case—at an initial consultation about divorce mediation.

Because each divorce mediation case is different, a divorce mediator must meet with both  spouses before estimating the cost of their mediation divorce.

Is divorce mediation right for your Pennsylvania divorce?

Consider sharing this website with your spouse. If both of you are interested in divorce mediation, the next step is to schedule a divorce mediation consultation with Dann Johns, Divorce Mediator & Attorney.

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