A peaceful divorce is possible! In Pennsylvania, spouses may choose divorce mediation to:
- calmly discuss and decide divorce terms,
- divorce without setting foot in court,
- keep costs of divorce as low as possible.
In my office, about 9 in 10 divorcing couples who try divorce mediation promptly reach agreement on divorce terms that otherwise would be decided by a court:
- marital property distribution
- spousal support
- child support
- child custody
During divorce mediation sessions, I provide both spouses with:
- legal information about Pennsylvania divorce,
- tax information related to divorce,
- financial information to consider in a divorce,
- information for divorcing moms and dads.
This helps husbands and wives make informed decisions for themselves and their family. Spouses are the decision-makers in divorce mediation—with assistance from their mediator.
Then, after all important divorce terms have been decided:
- I draft Pennsylvania legal documents, to make divorce mediation terms legally binding.
- I assist with filing a no-fault divorce, when both spouses are ready to get a Pennsylvania divorce decree.
❝An entire mediation divorce that includes discussing and deciding terms, signing Pennsylvania legal documents, and getting a mutual consent Pennsylvania decree can be completed in my office. Spouses can divorce without setting foot in court.❞
Because a mediation divorce can be handled by one attorney, the cost of a mediation divorce in Pennsylvania is thousands of dollars less than each spouse hiring their own lawyer to fight in court.
Divorce mediation for a peaceful divorce
Most spouses I work with want a peaceful divorce. They want to divorce by agreement, without the drama and expense of fighting in court. If parents, they want to provide each child with a peaceful, low conflict childhood.
Working together we can make your Pennsylvania divorce as peaceful as possible. As your divorce mediator I will:
- help you and your spouse calmly discuss and decide all important divorce topics;
- work in an impartial manner—never picking sides or favoring one spouse over the other;
- treat you and your spouse with kindness.
Unlike attorneys who fight in court:
- I limit my practice to helping spouses reach an out-of-court agreement to divorce.
- I support cooperation, compassion, and friendship between divorcing spouses.
- I help you and your spouse communicate peacefully and effectively as you divorce.