A two-day family trial costs on average $39,990. However, the average cost for mediation is $3,044.
According to Mediate BC’s 2015 Mediation Business Survey, 76% of family mediations resolve all issues and 17% resolve some issues and help families move towards resolution. Mediation is also found to resolve issues 5 months faster than going through courts. The average duration of the mediation process is 7 to 14 weeks.
Mediation is recommended and especially effective when there are children involved and both parties are willing to negotiate.