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Frequently Asked Questions About Mediation

How long does it take? Most mediation cases will 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. If you are both prepared, the mediation…
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Keep it Simple Folks.

Divorce or separation does NOT have to be complicated. Lawyers tend to make the process more complex and difficult using threats, accusations, and fear. Fear often leads to a drawn-out battle and extremely high legal fees, getting in the way of an amicable divorce. I will let you in on a lawyer secret… it doesn’t…
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Divorce Stress: Take Care Of Yourself.

Divorce and separation can be stressful even if you are entering into the process amicably. If you are stressed out, and your children or loved ones are noticing, it may be time to start taking care of yourself. Your children will notice your stress. Your children may start to notice your divorce stress, and they…
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Alimony in Pennsylvania

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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WHAT IF MY SPOUSE WILL NOT MEDIATE?

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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Helpful Mediation Tools

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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