Mediation is an option for spouses who do not want to go through the costly and lengthy divorce litigation process. An attorney negotiates a fair agreement between the parties, but the spouses decide on the outcome.
How long does a mediated divorce take?
Generally, a mediation divorce will take 6 to 8 weeks from the first consultation with the divorce attorney to the divorce being granted by the Courts. Mostly it will entail 2 to 3 consultations with the attorney dealing with your divorce matter to conclude the divorce settlement agreement.
How much does a mediated divorce cost in South Africa?
The cost of divorce mediation is generally between R10 000 to R25 000, including the legal divorce processes. The time and fees vary considerably from one divorcing couple to another and one divorce mediation attorney to another.