Individuals entering into divorce may rely on the courts to make decisions on their settlement issues. However, many couples choose to retain control over their future by negotiating settlements out of court. While it sometimes may not seem possible to come to agreement on issues pertaining to the children, property division and alimony, an experienced family law attorney can use a number of alternative dispute resolution methods to facilitate negotiations, including divorce mediation. In mediated divorce, both parties typically enter into negotiations with their attorneys, but a neutral mediator facilitates discussions to keep them on track and productive. The goal of mediation is to resolve all settlement issues. However, if the parties reach agreement on some — but not all — issues, they can take the unresolved issues before a judge. This flexibility can make divorce mediation an appropriate choice for many individuals who want to negotiate an out-of-court divorce settlement.
In the throes of daily marital arguments, many people may not believe they can negotiate a fair settlement without full judicial support. However, many alternative dispute resolution methods exist that help couples put their personal issues aside in the interest of achieving the best futures for themselves and their children.
Mediation is one ADR method that helps many divorcing couples bridge the gap. Divorce mediation lawyers in Pennsylvania have the skills and sensitivity to help in many ways.
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