How to Save Money on Your Divorce

Divorce is not complicated, it is simply the end of your legal status as a married couple. In Pennsylvania, property and debts are divided equitably (Equitable Distribution). The process is straightforward, couples must equitably divide, distribute or assign the marital property. However, if you and your spouse want to fight about it, divorce lawyers will…

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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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Affordable Process

USE A MEDIATOR FIRST Using a mediator is a great first step and can help you resolve issues without going to court. Mediation is an affordable tool to help families resolve conflict and navigate the family law process. The process starts when you and your spouse or co-parent meet together with the mediator to decide…

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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 1 or 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,…

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Confused?

There are many questions to consider before starting the mediation process. 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 sure. When divorce ambivalence is prevalent, pushing a couple into the divorce process is…

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MEDIATION: Is it Right for Me?

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 option will result in a decree, however, it will involve several years in the court system and tens of thousands of dollars. A better option is to mediate…

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SAVE MONEY: Mediate

How do we save money? Often folks would prefer to save money and keep afloat financially during a difficult process. During mediation, we have a conversation about income and expenses and how to have financial peace. We gather information to help you make decisions about your finances during the process. Here are a few tips…

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CHOOSE YOUR PATH

A neutral and qualified mediator can help you and your spouse distribute responsibilities peacefully and respectfully. Most mediations take only a few sessions using a quick and affordable process. The mediated pathway is described by most as an amicable, simple, and efficient method. Pennsylvania has an option that allows couples to use a simple process.…

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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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PEACEFUL PROCESS

Private Path What does a peaceful process look like? In Pennsylvania, we have a mediation process for couples. This option eliminates the expense and time required for one spouse to formally blame the other spouse in court.  Couples can choose to keep their families’ private information and “dirty laundry” out of court and out of…

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