Pennsylvania may have one of the lowest divorce rates in America but the rate of mediation services used by divorcing couples is on the rise. There’s no question that divorce can be ugly. But it doesn’t have to involve a lengthy and expensive courtroom battle. Mediation services can help divorcing couples resolve issues and keep divorce costs down.
Divorce causes people that are already hurting to hurt even more. Innocent bystanders (such as children) suffer from what can become deep wounds. Even with troubled economic times taking a toll on relationships, the division of property, child support, custody, debt responsibility, and other issues all still have to be dealt with. No, ore than ever, there’s a a marked increase in people utilizing divorce mediation services so that they don’t have to spend crazy amounts of money and emotional resources on thier divorce. In fact, some divorce lawyers now specialize in divorce mediation services!
Instead of helping couples fight with one another, a divorce mediator can help you resolve issues as amicably as possible. This can save on costs, expedite the process, and minimize the pain and anguish.
A Famous PA Divorce – Jon & Kate Gosselin
Perhaps the most famous PA divorce—the Gosselin divorce, required mediation and arbitration services. Things don’t get much uglier than they did in the Gosselin situation and divorce mediation services were absolutely necessary for both Jon & Kate Gosselin to be able to move on once their financial and custody arrangements were solidified. In their case, an arbitrator made decisions for them because they could not. If, like over 90% of our clients, you are able to work through mediation and resolve all of the issues in your divorce, an arbitrator won’t be necessary.
A mediator can help you both come to arrangements that you both agree are acceptable. This helps in the case of initial conversations about ending a relationship and it can also help on an ongoing basis, whenever a couple is unable to agree on future issues that arise. Mediation can be used to divide property, determine alimony and/or child support payments, decide on visitation schedules for children, and so on. It’s often used after a divorce when disputes arise regarding children and the parents wish to stay out of the courtroom.
Are divorce mediation services right for your situation? They might be. Learn more about types of divorce mediation services, get some divorce mediation FAQ’s answered, or book an appointment for an orientation to help you decide whether or not divorce mediation with DivorceDoneRight is something that’s right for your situation.