Mediation costs less-- in many ways.
More than 40% of American marriages end in divorce, with the average Louisiana divorce costing between $20,000 and $30,000 for legal fees alone-- not including experts the court may appoint. Luckily, there is a less expensive method:
A mediated divorce typically costs less than $5,000 total.
The biggest savings is not just in your wallet (though it can't be ignored that the savings leaves more money for your life change and your children)… it is in emotional costs.
Unlike standard divorce, mediation isn't an adversarial procedure, and the parties have a voice in moving their life in the new direction.