What comes to mind when you think of a divorce? For most, a vision of a couple sitting across a table, staring at one another angrily comes to mind. However, many couples are able to work together and negotiate the terms of their divorce so both can be set up for success in the next stage of their lives.
Creative Solutions Through Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods
In these instances, divorcing couples can save valuable time and money by engaging in alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation, arbitration or the collaborative approach to family law.
Our attorneys at Berman & Asbel, LLP, have extensive experience helping couples reach a divorce settlement through these means. As forms of alternative dispute resolution, these options are making it possible for couples to get divorced while maintaining active control over every aspect of their final divorce agreement.
Is mediation or the collaborative law approach right for you? Our attorneys are happy to sit down to discuss your situation and the best solution for your situation. Please schedule an initial consultation today: call 484-842-0276 or contact us online.
Will Mediation Work for You?
For more than 80 years, our family law attorneys, Bernard Berman and Stephen Asbel have represented many Philadelphia-area families in complex divorces. They have a thorough understanding of divorce law and can clearly explain the legal process and how you might benefit from negotiating a mutually beneficial divorce agreement.
As an alternative to divorce in court, mediation is a valuable option for families who already know how they want to divide their assets, but need an experienced lawyer to fill in any blanks and help them finalize the divorce by making it a binding agreement with the court system.
How Does Mediation Work?
Mediation is often a logical choice for couples in the middle of a dispute that has reached a dead end. Instead of representing one side, Mr. Berman or Mr. Asbel will serve as a neutral third-party mediator to address issues and guide the couple to discuss viable resolutions.
In circumstances where the couple cannot reach an agreement, the couple will proceed to have their divorce heard in court. At that point, both sides would need to get their own attorneys, since our attorneys would not be able to represent either spouse in court.
Benefits of Mediation and Collaborative Law
Both mediation and collaborative law are beneficial for many reasons such as:
- Saving money
- Saving time
- Giving parties more control over the outcome
- Parties uphold their obligations more often when they are involved in the negotiation process
Want to Learn More About Mediation and the Collaborative Approach?
Please speak with our attorneys to learn whether a new approach to divorce is right for you. Our Media divorce lawyers can be reached online or by calling 484-842-0276.