I represent client’s in divorce cases as an attorney and even though my rates are on the moderate and affordable level- relatively speaking, it is still too expensive for many people.  You can cut the costs of the divorce down by 75-95% depending on the situation.  Most meditations from start to finish are under $1000.  It saves couples who are going through one of the worst financial times of their lives a way to end the marriage in not only a reasonably priced but dignified and peaceful manner.  I do not charge a retainer as a mediator and you can stop at any point.