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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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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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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You may want to use the mediation process for your divorce or custody situation but are not sure how to approach the subject with your partner or significant other. Perhaps the mediation process sounds like a good choice for your family but having the initial conversation may be difficult. Chances are, if you are heading…

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The holiday season can be challenging during a separation, however, careful planning and communication with your former partner can help make the season a smooth one. Start planning early! I have noticed that conflict arises when parents wait until the last minute to arrange an event with the children. During the holidays our lives are…

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How do we save money on our divorce? The divorce process can be difficult and financial worries may burden already overwhelmed families. Often folks would prefer to save money and keep afloat financially during the process. During divorce mediation, we have a conversation about income and expenses and how to divorce with financial peace. We…

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Is a simple, healthy and respectful divorce important to you and your family? Using a divorce 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…

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If you are thinking about a divorce, first consider the divorce mediation path. A neutral and qualified mediator can help you and your spouse divide the property, debts and parenting responsibilities peacefully and respectfully. Most mediations take only a few sessions using a quick and affordable process. The mediated divorce pathway is described by most…

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Private Path What does a mediated, no-fault divorce mean? In Pennsylvania, we have a no-fault divorce option, simply meaning if both spouses mutually agree a divorce can be obtained regardless of fault. This option eliminates the expense and time required for one spouse to formally blame the other spouse in court.  Couples can choose to…

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Your family does NOT belong in court! Choosing to mediate your custody or child support plan is a simple, amicable, affordable and confidential way to resolve your legal issues. When mediating your parenting agreement you may want to consider the following: Parenting Agreement Checklist __ Parenting schedule, decisions and information __ Discipline and rules __…

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