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Divorce mediation can be an easier option for couples who want to get divorced. Both parties meet with a neutral and trained mediator to discuss the issues and resolve them.

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Judges occasionally require divorcing couples to do mediation before going to trial. However, the parties can choose mediation with the assistance of a lawyer from, either before filing or anytime after that. Mediating the divorce has many advantages over litigation, such as:


  • Cost – Usually, divorce mediation is less expensive than the trial.

  • Settling a Case – Many times, mediation ends in a settlement for all the issues relating to divorce.

  • Confidentiality – Mediation is also confidential, so there’s no public record of what goes on in the sessions.

  • Freedom – Both parties are allowed to arrive at the resolution they want that’s right for their situation instead of having the solution imposed on them by a judge.

  • Advice Is Available – It’s possible to go to mediation sessions and hire for legal advice.

  • Control – Both parties control this process instead of the court system.

  • Communication – With the mediation process, communication is encouraged between the spouses, which can help to avoid future issues.


In a sense, divorce mediation makes the rest of the divorce easier for everyone involved. The parties involved did the work of dealing with the details, so the divorce is uncontested. They are often quicker and less expensive than litigated divorces.


This law firm wants everyone to understand that divorce mediation is highly beneficial for many couples, but it’s not suitable for everyone. Mediation might not be ideal if:

Seth and his staff are very nice and helpful people. They are helping me through a very difficult time in my life and I'm glad to have them on my side to represent me. I highly recommend this firm.

- Shelby M.

Seth took the extra time to fully explain to me thoroughly in detail the answers to all of the questions i had. He sensed my urgency and immediately went to the courthouse to file.

- Michael B.


The goal here is to feel comfortable, and ensures that their clients are satisfied. If mediation is chosen as the preferred method, it’s still possible to use their services for legal advice. With that, they want everyone to know how the process works to determine if it’s right for them.


The mediator might ask each party about background information relating to the marriage and issues. This might be through a questionnaire or a mediation statement. Both parties must agree to sign an agreement claiming that what is said here is confidential and cannot be disclosed in a court session.


Mediations often happen in an office or conference room, but they can also be done online. Sometimes, both parties are present, but the mediator might choose to break the spouses up into separate rooms for a private discussion.


If attorneys are present, the mediator may want to speak privately to them before anything happens.


Both parties have a chance to make short statements about their situation. Then, the mediator asks questions and figures out what issues each party agrees and disagrees on.


If both parties finish negotiations and resolve most or all of the divorce issues, the mediator writes an agreement with a parenting plan if applicable. The settlement agreement includes only those topics resolved at that time. 


When there are unresolved issues, a court may have to rule on them, which is where can help. They work with their clients to ensure that they get exactly what they want and negotiates wherever necessary.


Those living in the York, PA, area are invited to please call to set up an appointment to speak with Request a free consultation to see if divorce mediation might be appropriate and go from there.


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