Divorce Mediation Calculator

The cost of divorce mediation at Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers is charged at an hourly rate based on the couple's gross combined income, and is generally far less costly than alternative routes to divorce. Use this calculator to get a general sense of the potential cost to you and your spouse. Contact an intake coordinator at (945) 512-8730 if you need further assistance.

Income (required) Per
Spouse
(If split
50/50)
Total
Cost
Number of Sessions

(Average 3-5)
x Session Length

(Average 2hrs)
x Hourly Rate
$
$ $
Draft a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to record terms of
settlement (Average 2 hours of mediator's time or $250, whichever is greater)
$ $
Attorney consultations per Spouse(optional)
(check box to include, then enter hours and rate below)
   
Number of Hours

(Average 1-3)
x Hourly Rate

(Average $350)
  $ $

Westchester and Rockland Mediation Centers strongly recommends that each party have an attorney review the agreement. If you do not have an attorney, we will give you a list of mediation friendly attorneys who can fill that need.

   
Miscellaneous professional fees per couple (optional)
example - pension or real estate appraisal (check box to include)
   
Number of Hours

(Average 1-3)
x Hourly Rate

(Average $200)
  $ $
Court Filing Fees (approximation and subject to change by unified court system) $165 $330
Preparation of Marital Settlement Agreement from MoU by an attorney $750 $1500
Total Cost of Divorce Using Mediation $ $
  Cost of Litigation Mediation Savings
  Per
Spouse
(If split
50/50)
Total
Cost
Per
Spouse
(If split
50/50)
Total
Cost

Simple Divorce:
Marriage of short duration, no children, few marital assets and no support requested or required. Both parties retain attorneys.

$5,000 $10,000 $ $

Moderate Conflict Divorce:
Marriage with children, property and other marital assets including but not limited to defined benefit or retirement plans. Both parties retain attorneys who negotiate on their clients’ behalf.

$12,000 $24,000 $ $

Contentious Divorce:
Marriage with children, property and other marital assets including but not limited to defined benefit or retirement plans. High conflict over asset division, issues of support (both spousal and Child support) and parenting time. Both parties retain attorneys who negotiate on their clients’ behalf and require additional professionals to resolve highly contested issues.

$24,000 $48,000 $ $

The length of a mediation session or number of sessions cannot be accurately predicted and varies depending on a number of factors such as complexity of assets, whether there are children of the marriage, communication style of the couple, and need for outside experts. Additionally, the rates and number of hours of consultations with outside professionals cannot be accurately predicted. The calculator serves to give couples a approximate idea of the range of costs that may be involved in mediating their divorce.