Divorce can easily become a lose-lose proposition, and often everyone involved ends up emotionally scarred — particularly in heavily litigated divorces. However, divorce mediation offers an alternative to bitter court battles and may make your divorce less stressful. Even in cases where the ex-spouses feel animosity toward one another, an experienced Pennsylvania divorce mediator can help resolve situations that at first seem impossible.
What is divorce mediation?
Mediation is a process in which a neutral third party helps you resolve disputes relative to your divorce. The goal of divorce mediation is to help the spouses reach agreements on all or some of their disputes. Divorce mediation is successful because it is based on the following principles:
• Problem solving
• Privacy and confidentiality
The family court often encourages divorcing couples to try divorce mediation before bringing issues to court. Successful divorce mediation can resolve numerous issues including:
• Spousal/child support
• Child custody/visitation
• Property/debt division
Divorce litigation can drain your finances and your emotional fortitude — especially in divorces involving embittered child custody issues and/or large marital assets that can drag on in court for years. And even once the divorce is over, you can still suffer from the financial and emotional fallout.
In a divorce you have a choice — you can either battle over every issue in court, expending time, money and energy, or you can try mediation. A mediated divorce can offer many benefits, including:
• Reduced legal and court costs
• Quicker problem resolution
• Increased control of problem resolution
• Equal airing of grievances
• Cooperation between spouses
• Co-parenting solutions
• Family issues decided by you rather than the judge
A Pennsylvania mediator can help
A contentious divorce can have devastating effects on you and your family. To discuss how a divorce mediator can help you navigate your divorce, contact us online or call (215) 886-1266 to schedule a consultation.