How is this different than mediation?
A "Kitchen Table Divorce" is not mediation, since the couple will not be meeting with a neutral mediator to assist them in their agreement. You and your spouse negotiate the details of your separation on your own (without substantial help from professionals, such as attorneys or mediators.)
This approach is appropriate when there is little or no conflict, few assets or debts, no complex issues, and both parties are comfortable negotiating for themselves.
The couple will receive a several questionnaires which they complete around “the kitchen table” in the comfort of their own home. We then use this information to draft the necessary paperwork.
*If you require assistance in reaching an agreement though mediation, we do offer a Flat Fee Divorce Mediation service.
What's included in the Flat Fee Divorce Paperwork Package?
- All your questions answers regarding the process.
- Straightforward questionnaires to assist you in gathering information.
- All phone and email support.
- Preparation and drafting of all initial pleading documents.
- Preparation and drafting of all mandatory financial disclosure documents.
- Preparation and drafting of the final agreement and attachments.
- Up to 1 revision of the final agreement.
- We handle all Court filing and service of documents.
- We receive and manage all Court correspondence.
How much does the Flat Fee Divorce Paperwork Package cost?
As part of our document preparation services, Conscious Divorce offers the Kitchen Table Divorce package for a reasonable flat-fee of $1,800 (for most cases).
*Our flat fees do not include Court filing fees, which are to be paid directly to the Court. As of 8/1/2018, Court filing fees for divorce in California are $435.
How do we get started?
Contact us at (619) 800-1801 to schedule a free introductory phone call with attorney/mediator Michael Cotugno to discuss your situation and to see our services are a good fit for you.
You can do the call together, as a conference call, or each speak with Michael individually. It's your preference.
If after the initial call, you would like to meet in person, we can schedule an 1 hour consultation at our office for $90. If you decide to move forward with any of our services, the $90 consultation fee will be credited towards your account.
Once you decide you'd like to move forward, we send you a fee agreement and payment link. After those are submitted, we send you a series of questionnaires that assist us in collecting information needed to draft the initial paperwork.