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 divorce, separation, co-parenting, custody, and support process. The process starts when you and your spouse or co-parent meet together with…

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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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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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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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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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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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The key to a smooth divorce process is preparation. Your divorce mediator may ask you to gather documents from your marriage to prepare for your divorce. 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…

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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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Gathering the information you need to organize your life and your finances can empower you to make the best decisions for your future. A budget form or worksheet can help you make decisions for yourself and your family. When creating your budget worksheet consider gathering information about your income and expenses AFTER divorce or separation.…

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Your family does NOT belong in court! Choosing to mediate your custody or child support plan is a simple, 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 __ Support __ Discipline and rules…

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