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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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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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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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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