How will I spend thee? Let me count the ways

How will I spend thee? Let me count the waysHow will I spend thee? Let me count the ways. Let’s face it, the human cost of family breakdown is horrific. The heartbreak and loss the end of a marriage bring emotional costs that are completely incalculable, but the financial cost of divorce can be tracked quite clearly.

Did you know that the average cost of solicitor led divorce in the UK has been worked out as just under being £44,000 per couple? Compare that to the cost of mediation with New Landscape Mediation in Essex with an average per person cost of £975.00 (including the cost of producing an outcome document detailing your final settlement proposals) and you begin to see why more and more people are turning to Family Mediation Council Accredited (FMCA) mediators.

This average saving of £21,000 per person is open to anybody who chooses to use mediation to reach a full financial settlement following separation as well as develop a plan for continuing to jointly raise their children after the dust settles. Instead of falling back on the “old world way of thinking” of hiring the biggest, meanest lawyer you can find to fight their case for them and FMCA mediator will work closely with you both together to create these solutions for a fraction of the cost.

Importantly, the cost of mediation is also less in a number of other ways beyond the obvious financial ones. For example, did you know that at New Landscape Mediation we help most couples reach a solution and obtain an outcome document within 10 weeks of their first contact with the office? The ability to reach a settlement for all of your financial and parenting difficulties within such a time frame means that rather than spend the next 2 years caught up in a series of court hearings and solicitor’s letters, you’ll be able to get on with the process of rebuilding your life without delay.

Following your divorce, I suspect it’s a reasonable guess that you would like to look at your bank balance and ask yourself: How will I spend thee? Let me count the ways…

Johnathan Pease
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