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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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Confused about whether to divorce or separate?

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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Tips for Online Mediation

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 in Divorce Mediation?

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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