Divorce as peacefully as possible
A more peaceful, even friendly divorce is possible through divorce mediation. Spouses discuss and decide divorce terms cooperatively with help from a mediator. In Pennsylvania, husbands and wives who choose a mediation divorce may divorce peacefully—without fighting attorneys and without setting foot in court.
- 52 South Duke St,
York, PA 17401
- 235 N Duke St,
Lancaster, PA 17602
- 202 State St,
Harrisburg, PA 17101
Practice limited to mediation divorce
About 9 in 10 couples who try divorce mediation amicably decide divorce terms that otherwise would go to court:
- marital property distribution,
- spousal support,
- child support,
- child custody.
A divorce mediator assists spouses in discussing and deciding all important topics related to their divorce. To help husbands and wives make informed decisions, a mediator also provides helpful information about divorce which may include:
- legal information,
- tax information,
- parenting information,
- financial information.
A divorce mediator who is an attorney licensed in Pennsylvania can further assist by:
- drafting necessary legal documents (agreements, deeds, court orders, etc.),
- filing a Pennsylvania no-fault divorce to get a divorce decree.
Dann Stuart Johns, J.D.
Divorce Mediator & Attorney
- 1985 graduate Pennsylvania State University, B.A. Political Science
- 1988 graduate Dickinson School of Law, Juris Doctor
- 1988 PA Bar admission
- Member of Academy of Professional Family Mediators
- Member of Pennsylvania Council of Mediators
- Member of Association for Conflict Resolution
An entire Pennsylvania divorce—from initial consultation through decree—can be completed in a mediator's office. Choosing a mediation divorce empowers husbands and wives to cooperatively decide their terms, then divorce without going to court.
Parents may find divorce mediation to be especially valuable. In Pennsylvania, mothers and fathers may decide child custody and child support terms without going to court. Also, a mediation divorce may help reduce divorce conflict, improve parental communication and build cooperation—for a more positive parenting relationship.
Divorce mediation helps spouses divorce as peacefully as possible
Most of my clients want to avoid unnecessary conflict. They have decided to divorce, but wish for a positive relationship during and after divorce. If parents, they also want a peaceful and supportive environment for their children.
Spouses can have a harmonious, friendly, peaceful divorce with help from a divorce mediator. Unlike divorce lawyers who choose sides and argue, a mediator will:
- Help you calmly discuss all important topics with your spouse.
- Provide information to both spouses—so each of you may make informed decisions.
- Work in an impartial manner—never picking sides or favoring one spouse over the other.
- Treat both spouses with kindness.
Dann Johns, Divorce Mediator & Attorney
202 State St, Harrisburg PA 17101
Mediation room in York
52 South Duke St, York PA 17401
235 N Duke St, Lancaster PA 17602
Practice limited to mediation divorce
Unlike divorce attorneys who treat spouses like adversaries and fight in court, a divorce mediator is:
- Committed to reaching an out-of-court resolution.
- Eager to help both spouses communicate effectively as they divorce.
- Supportive of intentions to maintain or build positive relationships.
Working together we can make divorce peaceful—as peaceful as possible.
Benefits of divorce mediation
A mediation divorce can benefit spouses and families in many ways:
- Costs less than other ways to divorce: Sharing the fees of a divorce mediator costs less—often thousands of dollars less—than other ways to divorce. Divorce mediation: how much does it cost?
- Positive relationship going forward: Divorce mediation can maintain—even improve— communication, trust and cooperation. For parents, having a positive co-parenting relationship is especially beneficial. Tips for communicating with your spouse for a more peaceful divorce.
- Dignified ending to the marital relationship. Peaceful closure is a fitting way to honor an important relationship.
- Well-being: Less family conflict. Lower stress. Fewer tears. More time for healing and restoring balance. Mediation divorce: How much time does it take?
Is divorce mediation right for your divorce?
Consider sharing this website with your spouse. If both of you are interested in divorce mediation, the next step is to schedule an initial consultation with divorce mediator Dann Johns.
- Content updated 2017-03-26
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