Easier, faster, cheaper divorce is possible when you choose to mediate instead of litigate. Mediation puts YOU in control, not the courts.


Divorce is stressful enough without adding the burden of expensive attorneys battling each other on the behalf of you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse. If you want a kinder, quicker and less expensive option, divorce mediation could be for you. Mediation is far less contentious than litigated divorce and puts you in control of your agreements – parenting, financial, etc. A mediator is an unbiased party who helps you draft your divorce agreement, making sure both sides agree on the final documents.


In California, the divorce process can take at least six months – even if both parties agree to the dissolution immediately, due to California’s divorce requirements and mandatory six-month waiting period. But many divorces take so much longer because the attorneys and the courts have to go back and forth to hammer out your divorce agreement. The courts can even make decisions that are not at all what you or your ex want. With mediation, you avoid all that extra time. You can start mediation, work together to determine the details of your finances, child support, parenting agreements and anything else, and then once the 6 months is up, your marriage will be officially over.


Mediation costs a few thousand dollars. The average cost of a California divorce is around $17,500, which is slightly higher than the national average of about $15,000. You will pay a single mediator and any court fees. There is no need for each party to hire their own attorney in a mediated divorce which adds up to considerable savings.

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C4 has years of experience helping people get their easier, faster, cheaper divorce. Our professional and affordable services will put your mind at ease and help you create the new life that you choose without breaking bank. Mediation helps the divorcing couple maintain communication and respect. Call us today for your free consultation – 805-585-3828.