My vision for creating the Divorce Mediation service was in recognition of the excessive costs and ordeal clients are forced to put up with in the traditional divorce scenario in Court. Everything accumulated by a family can be consumed in the divorce process because there is no insurance policy to cover the legal expense, no business that has a budget for litigation expenses and no government help, so the community estate must bear the costs for both sides. Needless to say, a typical contested divorce can easily exceed $100,000 and what does a family have to show for it? Can you blame the clients for being bitter at each other, at the system and at their attorneys? Divorce affects people are all levels - emotionally, financially and spiritually. A divorce can degenerate into a civil war, however, when children are involved, it becomes like a nuclear war. The reason is that a nuclear war poisons future generations. When kids see how their parents react and relate to each other in divorce proceedings, it will effect how those children handle their own future relationships. This why it is important for parents going through a divorce to take the high road and handle themselves in a manner they would like their children to emulate. Because let’s face it, if you have kids, someday they will graduate college, get married and have kids of their own and you and your former souse will still be part of their lives and will have to interact with each other. Why not make it amicable? This is the philosophy I bring to the table in a mediated divorce.