Frequently Asked Questions About Mediation

FAQ

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 a week or so apart so that you have time to gather the information you need between appointments. If you are both prepared,…

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No-Fault Divorce Mediation

No Fault Divorce Mediation.

Mediation can be used for any divorce, however, most mediation couples will choose the uncontested, no-fault divorce option. In Pennsylvania, a mutual consent no-fault divorce is the cheaper and faster option. CHOOSE NO FAULT. There are several different types of divorces in Pennsylvania. When a couple makes the decision to end a marriage, the decision…

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Why Mediate?

Why Mediate?

Mediation tends to be peaceful and positive. Most families prefer to make decisions together rather than using an adversarial court process. Mediation encourages cooperation and agreement and is a relatively simple process compared to alternative methods. AVOID COURT! Your family does NOT belong in court. Family matters should be private and confidential. Most parents and…

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Parenting Plan Tips

Early during the divorce or separation process, parents will face the issue of how to handle shared parenting time. In most cases, parents strive towards equality in parenting time so that the children can spend time with both parents. The key is to take into consideration each parent’s work schedule, the children’s school schedules, and…

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Back to School Co-Parenting Tips

School is starting soon and this can be a difficult time for co-parents. Here are a few tips to ease the transition for the children. Start planning early. As soon as school, sports, and extracurricular schedules are released, share them with the other parent or caregiver so that appropriate scheduling can commence. It may be…

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What Type Of Mediation Is Right For Me?

Prenuptial/Premarital Mediation Prenuptial Mediation is for dating or engaged couples to discuss issues related to their relationship, wedding day, and future marriage. Premarital agreement mediation can help prevent an adversarial approach and help couples communicate and determine their own terms with a neutral mediator. In premarital mediation, you have equal bargaining power over the outcome.…

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3 SIMPLE STEPS

Is a simple, healthy and respectful process important to you and your family? Using a mediator can be an efficient, cost-effective solution. We make this possible in three simple steps: Meet We meet for one or more mediation sessions to discuss important topics, such as the family home, bank accounts, vehicles, and children. We simply…

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PREPARE YOURSELF

The key to a smooth mediation process is preparation. Your mediator may ask you to gather documents to prepare for your session. These documents should include property and debts owned both individually and together. Your mediator will ask you questions, such as the date acquired, how the property is titled, and the approximate value of…

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