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Whether you are thinking about divorce, in the middle of a divorce or just have a few questions, you can start learning now for free!
Complete control over all aspects of your divorce agreement
The convenience of 24/7 access to educational videos and resources designed to be completed in 30-120 days
Privacy that cannot be found in a public courtroom
All at the fraction of the cost of traditionally litigated cases
Cynthia Patton

My name is Cynthia Patton. I’m a lawyer and a Georgia Supreme Court Registered Neutral (Mediator). I’ve practiced divorce and family law in Georgia for more than 15 years.

We've worked with, listened to, and learned from families just like yours to create Discerning Divorce!

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The Three Membership Levels

Which is right for me?


$499 — Single User (30 days)
  • comprehensive & practical education
  • review of your many options
  • settle your own issues or be your attorney's best client
  • download necessary forms
  • 24/7 access to relevant resources & information


$2499 — Two Users (90 days)
  • everything in Basic plus…
  • guidance from an experienced, certified neutral mediator to facilitate your negotiations via video conference sessions
  • helpful checklists and reminders along the way
  • customized fillable forms
  • your own Docent will guide you through the process


$4499 — Two Users (120 days)
  • everything in Advanced plus…
  • guidance from a financial counselor
  • guidance from a family/child counselor


How much will your divorce cost if you use the traditional litigation process and let the judge or jury decide your future in a final trial?
Answer % of users chose this answer
$2,000 11.54%
$10,000 19.23%
$20,000 23.08%
$50,000 19.23%
$90,000 19.23%
$150,000 11.54%

The answer

I analyzed the cost of divorces from the last seven years of my practice. Of course, in many cases I only know what my clients paid. So I doubled that amount because I assume that the other side paid the same. In fact, I know that in many cases, the other side paid much more. For cases that did NOT settle before final trial, the cost to most families (70%), ranged from $40,000 to $90,000. For many, it was $300,000 or more. In other words, if you are unable to settle prior to final trial, you can figure the cost to your family will START at $40,000.