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 a week or so apart so that you have time to gather the information you need between appointments. If you are…

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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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Confined and in conflict?

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 lawyers or open…

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HOW TO TALK TO YOUR SPOUSE ABOUT MEDIATION

You may want to use the mediation process for your 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, it may already be challenging to have…

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Be Realistic!

One of the most useful ways to help plan for your future is to prepare a Budget Worksheet. Utilizing a budget worksheet or spreadsheet can help you estimate and prepare for your expenses after separation. Most folks think budgeting is cumbersome or bothersome, but taking the time to calculate how much it will cost to move…

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Mediation is Affordable

Mediators are professionals that help families resolve conflict using a neutral and peaceful process. Using a mediator is a great alternative to litigation, and can help you resolve your issues without going to court. Mediation should be easy and affordable and having the option of unbundled fees and upfront estimates are important when making a…

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