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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Divorce and separation can be stressful even if you are entering into the process amicably. If you are stressed out, and your children or loved ones are noticing, it may be time to start taking care of yourself. Your children will notice your stress. Your children may start to notice your divorce stress, and they…

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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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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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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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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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