When a family is facing a legal matter such as divorce, they may be wary of the idea of a potential battle in the courtroom. Luckily, there are ways that a drawn-out and emotional courtroom battle can be avoided. A popular method of handling divorce and family law matters in the state of Pennsylvania is mediation. Mediation allows both parties involved to come to an agreement on their legal matter outside of the courtroom. Typically, mediation takes place in a conference room setting with both parties, their respective attorneys, and a mediator who acts as a neutral third party to facilitate productive conversation between both sides.
What type of family law matters can be dealt with through mediation?
Mediation is used regularly to handle legal matters because of the benefits that it provides. While it can be used in education law, business law, and other civil matters, it is very widely used for divorce and family law as well. Some of the divorce and family law matters that mediation is used to address include the following:
- Child custody
- Child support
- Relocation with a child
- Equitable distribution
What are the benefits of mediation?
Mediation is so popular because of the many benefits it provides to those who use it. Families often find that they come to an agreement in a more pleasant manner, as they are able to talk about their issues with the help of a mediator. Additionally, the individuals involved will be able to take control over the matter and not have it decided by a judge. Mediation also typically resolves the matter in a much quicker matter and ultimately, allows the parties to save money. Mediation usually allows those involved to walk away from the matter with a better relationship than they started. Mediation is not for everyone. Everyone involved must be willing to communicate and compromise.
If you have questions about mediation in Pennsylvania, contact us today.
Anderson, Converse & Fennick is an experienced law firm in York County, Pennsylvania focusing on Education Law, Family Law, Estate Planning, and Civil Litigation matters. If you need a knowledgeable attorney that will effectively represent your interests, contact Anderson, Converse & Fennick today.