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Divorce Mediation Archives

The right for fathers to seek child support

Whether fathers should be able to receive child support from mothers is up for debate in many circles. While some people think that fathers deserve the right in certain situations, others believe that fathers do not deserve the right because they are the natural providers. Pennsylvania parents could gain some insight on the matter from a high-profile case.

Mediation as an alternative to divorce litigation

Many Pennsylvanians think that getting a divorce will involve bitter, costly and protracted court litigation. However, one alternative to litigation is divorce mediation, an alternative process that is aimed at helping couples to reach a full settlement agreement.

How mediation makes divorce easier in Pennsylvania

Much has been made recently of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck's decision to settle their divorce outside of court. In an era where many couples spend fortunes on divorce attorneys, mediation can have many benefits. The biggest benefit may be that it can shield any children the couple may have from some or all of the trauma that divorce may bring.

Mediation as an alternative in divorce cases

Individuals in Pennsylvania who are divorcing may want to consider using a mediator to negotiate issues such as child custody, support and property division. While mediation is not the right solution for every couple, in some cases, it can be less expensive and less stressful than a divorce that takes place in a courtroom between two adversarial parties.

Common mistakes that make divorce more expensive

As many Pennsylvania residents who have gone through one likely know, divorce is not only emotionally difficult but can also be very expensive. While there is a common perception that lawyers are responsible for the high cost of divorce, the truth is that couples have a great deal of control over the cost of the process. Essentially, the more quickly a couple can agree on the issues in their divorce, such as alimony, child support, child custody and property division, the less the divorce will cost.

Will mediation be better for you than divorce?

Even though we see and hear of marriages ending with fights, court battles and divorces that ruin any chance of former spouses ever getting along again, there are other ways to end a marriage. While mediation and collaborative law are not right for every couple, when they are appropriate, they can often lead to better divorce settlements, a more cordial post-divorce relationship with an ex. Talking with a divorce attorney may be one of the best ways to determine if mediation would work well.

Avoiding the stress of divorce makes for more productive work

Though many men and women in Bensalem likely aren't thinking about work when their marriages are falling apart, their employers might be thinking about them and their divorce. Though it may seem obvious that an employer's productivity would suffer during a divorce, many people may not realize just how much. The stress of divorce can be enough to reduce an employee's productivity by an average of 40 percent, but it is not just the person going through a divorce whose productivity is affected. Rather, more than 70 percent of employees may be operating at less-than-full productivity because of someone else's divorce.