What is divorce mediation?

Divorce mediation is cooperatively discussing and deciding divorce terms with help from a mediator. About 9 in 10 spouses who try a mediation divorce complete their Pennsylvania divorce without setting foot in court.

Dann Johns, Divorce Mediator and Attorney Dann Johns, J.D.
Divorce Mediator & Attorney

  • Practice limited to mediation divorce since 2012
  • 1988 Juris Doctor degree, Dickinson School of Law
  • 1988 Attorney & Counsellor at Law, Pennsylvania Bar
  • Active attorney license PA52681
  • Member of Academy of Professional Family Mediators
  • Member of Pennsylvania Council of Mediators
  • Member of Association for Conflict Resolution

The three most important things to know about divorce mediation are:

Role of spouses in divorce mediation

In a mediation divorce, spouses have two important roles:

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Some divorcing couples come in with many divorce terms already worked out. Others come without any idea of where to start. Either way, they want their mediator to make sure they discuss all matters important to divorce.

Role of divorce mediator

Often spouses are not aware of all issues they may face when divorcing. There are many legal topics, tax issues, financial considerations and parenting matters to address. A divorce mediator ensures they discuss all  important topics.

Often husbands and wives need more information to make informed decisions. A divorce mediator can provide information to both spouses. A few examples of helpful information a divorce mediator can provided:

A divorce mediator who is a licensed attorney in Pennsylvania can draft necessary legal documents, assist with filing a no-fault divorce pleading, and secure a mutual consent divorce decree from a Pennsylvania court.

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Divorce Mediator & Attorney


❝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.❞



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Always, a divorce mediator works for a peaceful divorce—as peaceful as possible. The calm, patient and humble presence of a divorce mediator helps spouses discuss and decide important—even difficult—issues.

Steps in a mediation divorce

In Pennsylvania, a mediation divorce has three steps:

Spouses decide their own pace of mediation divorce. They may move quite quickly, or slowly, in deciding terms of agreement. Pennsylvania divorce law does set mandatory waiting periods between filing for divorce and finalizing a decree. Learn about how much time it takes to divorce in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania divorce with one lawyer

Pennsylvania law permits a lawyer working as a divorce mediator to assist both spouses with their entire divorce. By choosing a divorce mediator who is an attorney licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, spouses may complete their entire  Pennsylvania divorce in the privacy of their divorce mediator's office.


Dann Johns, Divorce Mediator and Attorney

“Husbands and wives are not required to hire any other lawyer to complete their mediation divorce. Their entire Pennsylvania divorce—from initial consultation through divorce decree—can be handled in my office. Of course, either spouse may seek legal advice from their own lawyer. I fully support each spouse's choice whether or not to involve their own attorney.”

–Dann Johns

Not all divorce mediators are lawyers. Some divorce mediators have backgrounds in psychology, social work, financial planning, or other professions.

Is divorce mediation right for your Pennsylvania divorce?

Consider sharing this website with your spouse. If both of you are interested in divorce mediation, the next step is to schedule a divorce mediation consultation with Dann Johns, Divorce Mediator & Attorney.


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