Mediation And Collaborative Law
Pittsburgh Divorce Mediation Lawyer
Alternative dispute resolution attorney in western Pennsylvania
Many couples are eager to avoid the prolonged stress and legal expenses associated with traditional divorce proceedings. When spouses are interested in developing their own divorce agreements, a trained mediator can act as a facilitator and provide the necessary legal guidance. At Sweeney Law Offices we provide divorce mediation services for clients throughout the Pittsburgh metro area. To learn more about the benefits and requirements of the mediation process, contact our Pittsburgh divorce mediation lawyer via email or call us today at 724-742-2590.
If you have decided to divorce or separate and need assistance in custody, property division, and spousal support matters, mediation may be an effective alternative to routine divorce proceedings. In divorce mediation our attorneys use the same types of experts we use in traditional divorce. We facilitate the process, providing legal information and resources to spouses as they make their own decisions. The Pennsylvania divorce mediator at Sweeney Law Offices drafts a Memorandum Of Understanding, both parties sign it, and then present it to court to obtain a final enforceable divorce decree.
Why Divorce Mediation?
Mediation or Collaborative Divorce is less expensive and produces the same legally binding agreements. The benefits of Pennsylvania divorce mediation include:
- Control over the outcome
- Savings in time and money
- Privacy and less stress
- No court appearance
- Less strain on the children
- No prolonged legal battles
Who uses divorce mediators?
Many professional families opt for divorce mediation as an effective way to resolve their legal concerns. Clients in high-asset marriages usually understand that, regardless of the size of their marital estate, Pennsylvania state law will usually fairly distribute according to equity, taking into consideration applicable statutory factors. Knowing that a high-priced divorce lawyer won’t be able to change that basic legal fact, many families pursue mediation as a practical, lower-cost and non-conflict alternative.
Aside from saving time and money, mediation produces impressive psychological benefits to the family. Studies indicate that children recover more quickly from the stress of a divorce when the parents use mediation. The number of couples who return to court after mediation is less than one-third of the number who obtained litigated divorce settlements.
To discuss the use of divorce mediation for your family’s legal needs, contact an experienced Pittsburgh divorce mediation attorney via email or call us today at 724-742-2590.
Offices 20 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh Sweeney Law Offices Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania