Family Mediation Lawyer in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County
When you and your family are struggling to resolve certain issues, you can head to mediation in the hopes of coming to an agreement that works for everyone when you consult with a Pennsylvania family mediation attorney.
It should not come as a surprise that any time there is a disagreement about certain family law matters, things can turn messy fast. In the event that you are unable to resolve these familial disputes, the judge presiding over your case will then be responsible for making these critical decisions on your behalf.
When you are looking for a Pennsylvania family mediation lawyer, choosing the team at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. would be well-advised.
We are prepared to help ensure that you aren’t taken advantage of when attempting to work out any issues that you and your partner or former partner might be having. We will work diligently so that any children’s best interests always remain the top priority in family mediation.
Why You Might Go to Mediation
There are many different reasons why you might be considering the family mediation route. Most frequently, our clients have had trouble working with a former partner or spouse to establish child custody arrangements; child support payments; the division of marital property, assets, and debts; spousal support; and the terms of separating, to name a few.
In every scenario, it is always to your benefit to see if you and your former partner are able to resolve these points of contention together. If your case heads to court, it is quite possible that these important decisions will need to be made by the judge, and there is no guarantee that the judge will see things the way you do.
Family mediation is an excellent way for both you and your former spouse to be heard and work together so that any children you share come first and that you each are able to come away with a resolution that you are happy with.
Your Family Mediation Appointment
If you are wondering what happens during mediation, you have come to the right place. While attorneys are not generally present during your mediation appointment, there will be an independent mediator present who will hear both sides’ wishes and concerns.
Your lawyer will be able to help you determine which items you should remain firm on and which areas you are willing to compromise on so you aren’t taken advantage of by your former partner.
The mediator will hear both sides’ arguments and then work with you to make suggestions that will be to both parties’ benefit. If you are able to resolve your issues, your agreements can then be sent to the judge for approval.
However, you may require multiple mediation appointments before you are able to come to an agreement that works for both sides. In the event that you are not able to resolve these disputes, you can expect to head to court, where a judge will implement orders that you may or may not agree with.
Work with a Family Mediation Lawyer in Pennsylvania
For assistance in preparing for your upcoming mediation appointment, or if you need help determining what points you should remain firm on, reach out to an experienced Pennsylvania family mediation lawyer at Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. today.
Just complete the brief contact form at the bottom of this page or call our office directly at (412) 231-9786 to schedule your initial consultation.
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Lisa Marie Vari & Associates, P.C. Is the Right Choice for Your Family Matters
Learn more about our firm and why you should entrust our experienced legal team to handle your family law matters.
Strong SupportA team of senior attorneys, junior associates, paralegals and law school clerks for full legal support throughout the process.
Complex CasesExperienced with high income, self employed professionals in complex support and equitable distribution cases.
DiverseAttorney Lisa Marie Vari is trained as a mediator and collaborative family lawyer.
ExperiencedMore than 30 years of experience practicing family law in Pennsylvania.
Request a Consultation
We can further discuss the individual details of your case when you come in for your no-obligation consultation, which can be scheduled by calling our firm at (412) 231-9786 or via the quick contact form we have included at the bottom of this page.