A typical divorce mediation case has three steps:
Husbands and wives may move through these three steps quite quickly, or as slowly as they wish. In divorce mediation, spouses choose the pace that is best for themselves and their family.
A divorce mediation session is spouses meeting with their mediator to discuss divorce terms. Sometimes more than one mediation session is needed.
During this first step in a mediation divorce:
Mediation sessions may take place in-person or online.
Spouses may feel anxious before and during a mediation session, but their divorce mediator will help them:
Most divorce mediation cases (about 85% in my office) involve signing one or more legal documents before the divorce can be finalized. Documents are drafted by me in the second step of a mediation divorce—after all important divorce terms have been discussed and decided.
Here is a list of divorce documents that may be drafted (your case may not required every document):
❝An entire divorce mediation case that includes discussing and deciding terms, signing Pennsylvania legal documents, and getting a mutual consent Pennsylvania decree can be completed in my office.❞
NOTE: Written agreements about child support and child custody are not required to finalize a Pennsylvania divorce.
After I draft documents, both spouses can take whatever time they need to review those documents before signing.
A divorce decree is a court order that changes the marital status of divorcing spouses. Getting a decree of divorce—when both spouses are ready—is the third step in a typical divorce mediation case.
Husbands and wives who reach an out-of-court agreement can get a Pennsylvania divorce decree without setting foot in court. This final step is handled by mail.
With my help, spouses may request a decree from any county court in Pennsylvania. Spouses may choose:
I help spouses understand these options during a free consultation about divorce mediation.
Consider sharing this website with your spouse. If both of you are interested in a mediation divorce, the next step is to schedule a free consultation with Dann Johns, Divorce Mediator & Attorney.
To learn more about peaceful divorce, check out the articles about divorce mediation in Pennsylvania.
Wishing you and your family much peace and well-being!