Montgomery County Divorce Mediation Lawyer

Experienced Family Law Attorneys Represent Clients in Divorce Mediation in Bucks County and Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Divorce disputes do not have to be acrimonious, drawn-out legal affairs. There are alternatives to litigation, and many Pennsylvania families have found mediation to be a very successful means of resolving family law disputes. If you are facing a dispute over child custody, property division, or another family law issue, the attorneys at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford P.C. are here to help. We are dedicated to helping you resolve your legal problems amicably and efficiently.

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What Is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation is a process that involves both spouses, their attorneys if requested, and an individual known as a mediator. The mediator is a neutral third-party whose role is to help facilitate communication between the parties. Unlike a court or an arbitration, the mediator has no decision-making authority over the parties; any decisions must be made by the parties.

Instead, the mediator attempts to guide the parties to a settlement of their outstanding issues. Mediation may only resolve some of the outstanding issues between a divorcing couple, or it may end up resolving all the issues in the case.

Is Mediation Right for Your Divorce Case?

In the mediation process, divorcing spouses sit down with a neutral third party who helps them negotiate agreements on child custody, property division, and other divorce-related issues. Many people find mediation to be significantly easier, cheaper and less stressful than traditional litigation.

In Pennsylvania, courts direct people to engage in mediation before going to court. Divorcing spouses can also choose private mediation. We can help you with all aspects of the mediation process. Our divorce mediation Montgomery County, PA attorneys can act as neutral third-party negotiators or as your advocate in the mediation process with another mediator.

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Attorney Amy R. Stern is certified in family mediation. She is past chair and present member of the Family Law Section Mediation Committee as well as a member of the Family Law Section and Women in the Law Committee. She and our other family law attorneys will work with you personally to help you use mediation to resolve your family law disputes.

What Gets Resolved In Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation can resolve virtually any issue of dispute between a divorcing couple. For example, mediation can help the parties divide their marital assets and liabilities, or reach an agreement on alimony or child support

Mediation is often most helpful in the area of child custody by helping parents to create a parenting plan. A parenting plan sets forth the important aspects of how a divorced couple will co-parent their children, including addressing issues like visitation, custody during holidays, rules and restrictions for the children, and the religious or moral instruction that the children will receive.

Mediators may not give the parties legal advice. Each party has the right to counsel if they wish to discuss the legal ramifications of the mediation agreement.

The Benefits Of Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediation can have many benefits when compared to trying to resolve outstanding issues in a divorce through trial or other litigation. These benefits can include:

  • Retaining control over the outcome – If a divorcing couple chooses to litigate their disputes, then a judge will reach a decision for both parties. Conversely, in mediation, the parties retain full control over what the final agreement will look like
  • Ability to reach creative solutions – Courts are bound to reach decision as dictated by the law. However, in mediation, the parties may come up with more creative solutions to their disputes that better satisfy both parties and better serve the family
  • Enhanced communication – Mediation allows a divorcing couple trying to reach an agreement on their outstanding issues to have better communication. The mediator can keep the parties on track to the important issues if they get off-topic or begin to argue or get personal. Mediation will have ground rules that preclude poor communication tactics like abuse, name-calling, or personal insults. Particularly when a divorcing couple has children, good communication is necessary to maintain.
  • Improved adherence to the divorce judgment – When both parties are responsible for the creation of their divorce settlement agreement, they are far more likely to adhere to the terms of that agreement when they are incorporated into the divorce decree.
  • Lower costs – Mediation can often be less expensive than going through litigation, since mediation can result in a faster resolution of issues.

Schedule Your Free Initial Consultation with an Experienced Montgomery County Contested Divorce Attorney

Are you considering mediation as a means of resolving a family law dispute? Contact us today online or by telephone to speak with a knowledgeable Pennsylvania domestic relations lawyer. We are located right off of Route 309, in Colmar, Hatfield Township, and offer free and convenient parking. We also have a location in Newtown, PA.

Our divorce mediation lawyers in Abington, PA serve clients throughout Montgomery County and Bucks County, PA, including North Wales, Abington, King of Prussia, Warrington, Blue Bell, North Wales, Plymouth Meeting and more. Contact us today.