According to statistics compiled by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there were 32,985 divorces and annulments statewide in 2019. A divorce can have significant long-lasting ramifications on your family, children, finances, and assets. Through mediation, the divorcing or separating couples can meet with a neutral third-party to discuss and resolve various divorce issues and relationship differences.
If you’re considering a divorce or already going through the process, it is important to consult with experienced Pennsylvania family law attorneys for proper guidance. At Iwanyshyn & Associates, we are dedicated to offering comprehensive legal guidance to individuals and families going through difficult transitions in their lives. Our experienced mediation attorneys will work diligently with both parties to resolve common divorce-related issues peacefully and quickly. We will help you reach a feasible resolution that meets your unique needs.
At Iwanyshyn & Associates, we are proud to serve clients throughout Allison Park, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas, including Beaver, Allegheny, Washington, Butler, and Westmoreland counties.
Divorce mediation can be described as a process that allows couples going through a divorce to meet with a neutral third-party with the purpose of discussing and resolving any pending divorce-related issues. Mediation offers a more cost-efficient, faster, and less stressful way to finalize a divorce.
In mediation, a neutral third party assists with the negotiation process and helps seek an amicable resolution to divorce issues. A resolution will only be reached after both parties agree. Instead of going to trial, the mediator can help resolve disputes and achieve a fair settlement agreement.
Conversely, in arbitration, both spouses will be making their case to the arbitrator. It requires both spouses to provide evidence and present testimonies. Arbitration is similar to a divorce trial but less formal. The arbitrator will be the one who makes the final decision.
Med-Arb can be described as a dispute resolution process that combines both mediation and arbitration. At the onset, the divorcing parties will reach a settlement agreement through mediation. However, if they reach an impasse (a situation in which no progress is possible) on certain divorce issues, an arbitrator will be the one to make a decision for them.
The purpose of the mediator is to help in managing the divorce settlement process fairly for both spouses. The mediator will get both parties talking, help them better understand the divorce issues, resolve relationship differences, and help them reach solutions for their situation.
Both parties will be required to attend meetings in which the mediator will educate them about the process and make them feel comfortable. The mediator will establish a rapport with both spouses and keep the conversations focused and productive.
Divorce mediation has several benefits, including:
It is faster and less expensive than going to court
It often ends in the settlement of all divorce issues
It helps keep things private
It helps keep the interactions positive
It helps both parties equitably
In mediation, you and your estranged spouse will have total control over the process
It can improve communication between parties, helping to prevent potential conflicts
Going through a divorce involves several complexities. Negotiating a divorce settlement with your ex-spouse, division of marital property, and determining child custody or support can make the process even more stressful and overwhelming. Thankfully, experienced mediation attorneys can help resolve various divorce issues peacefully.
At Iwanyshyn & Associates, are focused on providing experienced legal services and handling complex family law matters, including divorce. As your legal counsel, we will help you understand your situation and explore your legal options. Our attorneys will work meticulously with all parties involved to resolve divorce issues and relationship differences efficiently and peacefully. We will help you pursue a fair settlement and reach a satisfying resolution.
If you’re contemplating filing for divorce, contact us at Iwanyshyn & Associates today to schedule a consultation. We can offer you the comprehensive legal guidance and strong advocacy you need to resolve divorce issues peacefully. We are proud to serve individuals and families throughout Allison Park, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas, including the counties of Beaver, Allegheny, Washington, Butler, and Westmoreland.