What is Divorce Mediation?​


Mediation is a cost-conscious, private, high integrity alternative to a litigated divorce. When couples choose to mediate their divorce, they not only avoid the costly and slow moving court system, they have the opportunity to negotiate a divorce settlement that is customized to their circumstances. They stay in control of their family plan.


Couples experience such a deep sense of accomplishment and typically greater empathy for one another when they come to the table and work through what could have been barriers to settlement. If you and your spouse are looking for a conflict-managed way to end your marriage, mediation with Laura McGee will literally save you thousands of dollars in legal fees and accelerate you through your divorce process.​ Laura will ensure you are each fully prepared before you begin your mediation so no time is wasted. Together you will set an agenda, strengthen and confirm areas of agreement, and mediate those issues that still need resolution or fine tuning.


Laura fills out the required divorce paperwork and drafts your Marital Settlement Agreement as part of your divorce mediation process. You will never have to appear in court.​​


What will your Divorce Mediation cost?


Leave Strong offers two flat-fee options with no hidden costs and no up front retainer. ​If you have minor children, the 8 hour option will most likely be a fit for you at a flat fee of $5,400. If you do not have children you may be able to skip a session and pay only $4,400, though much will depend upon the complexity of your assets. During your complimentary Discovery Meeting Laura McGee will be able to give you a price quote so you can plan for your costs.​​

Can I do Divorce Mediation sessions at an hourly rate?

Yes. If you need only a few hours of mediation or you have a post-divorce modification, you can pay for Laura's mediation services at a rate of $350/hour.


What does Leave Strong Divorce Mediation not include?


​1) The total filing fees are currently $500 plus in San Diego County. 2) You may need other experts to help you value your assets or liabilities. You may have an independent legal advisor or divorce coach, and you may need a QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) to divide your retirement. These types of expenses are not part of mediation and will be extra, but even these costs can be managed, as Laura can refer you to her trusted resources to keep your costs under control.​


Is Divorce Mediation Right for Me?​


Divorce mediation with Leave Strong Divorce Services is designed for couples searching for a conflict-managed, cost conscious way to divorce. Laura can work with you if at least one spouse or domestic partner lives in San Diego County. ​

Military Discount


Leave Strong Divorce Services offers 20% off for active military, veterans, and their spouses.