Pittsburgh and Allegheny County Family Mediation Lawyer
If you and your former spouse or partner are unable to resolve your differences, going through mediation can be a great option for you. Seek help from a family mediation lawyer in Pittsburgh to ensure you are not taken advantage of during this difficult time in your life.
Whenever a couple chooses to go their separate ways, for whatever reason, it can be a challenge to work through certain issues, no matter how hard you have tried on your own. One partner could be holding up the divorce process by refusing to negotiate, or maybe you both feel strongly on particular matters and are not willing to give in to the other’s demands.
Fortunately, with the assistance of a highly trained Pittsburgh family mediation lawyer at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C., you can attend family mediation with your former partner. In mediation you will (hopefully) be able to resolve your disputes so that you can finally move forward with your lives.
The Purpose of Mediation
Mediation is a great tool for families who are having trouble working out the details of their separation. These could be details surrounding the division of your debts and assets, whether alimony will be paid if you are divorcing, and, most importantly, problems regarding your child custody and visitation arrangements.
But you may be wondering why mediation is necessary when you could just bring them to court. The problem with heading straight to court is that if you do, these important decisions will then be taken out of your hands.
The judge presiding over your Pittsburgh case will make every decision that you could not work out on your own, and you could wind up with far less than you would have if you had tried to resolve your disagreements in mediation.
Your attorney can help you go through each point and determine what you are willing to negotiate and which points you feel strongly about before you go to mediation so that your former partner does not receive more than they are rightfully entitled to.
What You Can Expect During Your Mediation Appointment
If you and your former partner can at least agree to head to mediation, you will have a chance at resolving your issues on your own. During mediation, there will be a mediator present. They will then listen as both parties voice their desires and concerns.
After hearing both sides, the negotiations will begin, and the mediator will make helpful suggestions so that you can both meet in the middle regarding these points of contention.
When you are able to come to an agreement that works for everyone, the details will then be sent to the judge for approval, and once these orders are made binding, the agreement will need to be upheld by both parties. If you cannot come to a plan that works for everyone, then you can expect your case to be sent to court for the judge to decide.
Reach Out to a Pittsburgh Family Mediation Attorney
If you are interested in discussing the details of your case further, you can schedule an initial consultation with a qualified Pittsburgh family mediation lawyer at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. Just give our office a call at (412) 231-9786 or fill out the quick contact form we have provided at the bottom of this page.
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