What is alimony? In Pennsylvania, alimony is a payment to an ex-spouse after a divorce. In some cases, a spouse may need financial assistance starting over after a divorce and alimony can help that spouse with the transition. MYTH: I am entitled to alimony. NO! You are not entitled to alimony in Pennsylvania. You must…

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Unfortunately, most divorces can drag out for many years and be very expensive and emotionally draining for a family. Often one spouse will be the cause of the ongoing conflict and refuse to negotiate. What if one spouse is reluctant or refuses to mediate? Why? Find out why your spouse will not mediate? Most likely…

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During the mediation process, your mediator may offer tools and worksheets that help you make decisions for you and your family. The tools can be useful for budgeting and planning for your future after divorce. Below you will find a budget worksheet and property and debt worksheet. Utilizing divorce spreadsheets and worksheets can help paint…

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The decision to divorce or separate is not an easy one. There are many questions to consider before walking down this legal and emotional path. Occasionally I receive a call or a friend will stop me in the grocery store with this… I think I might want a divorce or separation but I am not…

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To download the complete Clement Mediation Online Mediation Guidelines and Ground Rules click here: Online Platforms Your mediator may use an online secure platform like Zoom to conduct online mediation sessions.  Before your first scheduled mediation session, be sure to download and install the required software or app and open an account. Familiarize yourself with…

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What is Conscious Uncoupling? You may have heard the media use the term “Conscious Uncoupling”. I became familiar with the phrase in 2014 when actress Gwyneth Paltrow and musician Chris Martin announced the end of their 10-year marriage. The announcement said: “It is with hearts full of sadness that we have decided to separate. We…

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How long does it take? Most mediations take between one and three sessions. We meet together in my office or using the Zoom platform for 2-hour sessions. We schedule sessions 1-2 weeks apart so that you have time to gather the information you need between appointments. When we meet for our consultation your mediator gives…

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Living with a spouse with a high conflict personality or attempting to co-parent with your ex is extremely challenging right now. The good news is mediation will help you resolve these issues before it gets worse. Now is the best time to start. In states like Pennsylvania, the courts are closed to divorce lawyers or…

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ONLINE DIVORCE MEDIATION Your mediator will use an online platform to help you and your partner work through the issues of your divorce, separation, and custody no matter where you are geographically located. SAVE TIME Mediation conferences can be scheduled in the privacy of your own home or office and at a time that fits…

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If your relationship is on the path to separation or divorce, you may be wondering how to move forward and make wise decisions for you and your family. Do I have to go to court? No! In Pennsylvania you have a few options, one option is to hire separate attorneys and go to court. This…

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