Dann Johns, Divorce Mediator & Attorney
I help spouses divorce peacefully, through divorce mediation. Working together we can complete a Pennsylvania mediation divorce without setting foot in court.
These are my ideals working as a divorce mediator:
- Peace—I am committed to peaceful resolution of all divorce issues.
- Impartiality—I do not pick sides for or against either spouse.
- Kindness—I am kind to both spouses.
Divorce mediator and Pennsylvania lawyer
Not all divorce mediators are lawyers. Because I am a divorce attorney licensed in Pennsylvania as well as a divorce mediator, I can assist spouses with their entire Pennsylvania mediation divorce.
Using my 12+ years of divorce mediator experience, I help wives and husbands calmly discuss and decide terms of their divorce. During divorce mediation sessions:
- I make sure spouses discuss all necessary divorce topics.
- I provide important information (legal, tax, financial, parenting) so each spouse may make informed decisions.
- I stay neutral, making it easier for spouses to discuss and decide matters.
When all terms of divorce have been decided, I use my 32+ years of divorce lawyer experience to:
- draft Pennsylvania divorce documents, to make the terms decided in divorce mediation sessions legally enforceable,
- assist with filing for a Pennsylvania divorce decree.
❝By my nature I am a peace-maker. From the time I began practicing law in 1988, clients and colleagues often mentioned my calming presence. Realizing that I am a helper—not a fighter—I focus my career on helping spouses divorce peacefully. I like to think I am making this world a more peaceful place for families.❞
An entire Pennsylvania mediation divorce can be completed in the privacy of my office. I provide all services required, from a free consultation about divorce mediation to requesting a Pennsylvania divorce decree. Spouses can divorce without setting foot in court.
Divorce mediator who empowers parents
As a parent and grandparent myself, I deeply respect the decision-making role of parents. Mothers and fathers know their family better than anyone. In a mediation divorce, it's parents who make all the decisions about child custody and child support—not judges or lawyers.
I am confident that parents, with just the right amount of help from a divorce mediator, can divorce on their own terms. I believe that parents who are willing to mediate can solve almost any problem. In fact, about 9 in 10 parents who try divorce mediation reach agreement on custody, support, distribution of marital property, and other important matters.
Divorce attorney who lowers the cost of divorce
Before I limited my law practice to divorce mediation, I handled courtroom divorces for twenty-two years. In court cases, I saw attorneys charge fees as high as thirty thousand dollars for divorce! I saw anger and fighting turn spouses and parents into enemies. I knew there had to be a better way.
Spouses who are willing to discuss the terms of their divorce together—with help from a mediator—can avoid ugly and expensive courtroom battles. When a divorcing couple is willing to try mediation, I do my best to help them stay on the path of peace.