People are sometimes concerned that by starting divorce mediation, they are giving up their right to litigate their divorce. This is not true. If either of you does not wish to continue divorce mediation you can pursue divorce litigation. This tends not to happen however. The vast majority of couples that begin mediation will complete the process and obtain their divorce through the mediation process at a fraction of the cost. There is no costly up front retainer fee. You pay as you go on an hourly fee basis. If either of the couple doesn’t wish to continue, you simply stop coming. There is no contract, and no ongoing financial obligation hanging over your head. It really is the smarter way to divorce.