Mediation: The Benefits Of Talking It Out

In many states mediation in family law matters is mandatory. In Pennsylvania it is not, leading many divorcing couples in this state to avoid it. This is unfortunate, because mediation most often offers numerous benefits and advantages. How?

  • Mediation is usually less hostile than litigation, paving the way for effective solutions that serve both parties' best interests
  • Mediation is usually less expensive than litigation
  • Mediation protects your privacy—far fewer details of your dispute enter the public record through mediation than litigation
  • Mediation is usually much faster than litigation
  • Mediation allow you more control than litigation—unlike in litigation, you get to decide whether your mediated solution is acceptable to you. And the solution you arrive at will be created by you and the other party, not a judge

At the Harrisburg law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC our lawyer team is highly experienced in providing mediation legal services to family law clients in the Harrisburg areas. We have practiced law for a combined 65 years and have represented clients in hundreds of family law and divorce mediation processes.

For experienced, committed and aggressive family law and divorce law mediation services, contact Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC at 717-827-4074.

How Does Mediation Work?

Mediation is often conducted with the help of attorneys, with the aim creating a "memorandum of understanding" based on the voluntary decisions of both parties. We can work closely with you to identify your full family law goals, including goals relating to spousal support/alimony, property division, child support, child custody and other issues, and then provide vigorous representation throughout the mediation process. For experienced legal help in pursuing your family law legal goals through mediation, contact our firm for a no-charge discussion.

Find Out If Mediation Is A Good Option For You

If you have questions regarding family law and mediation, contact the Harrisburg law firm of Shaffer & Engle Law Offices, LLC. We accept credit cards, are available for evening and weekend appointments and operate two offices for your convenience. To contact us, call 717-827-4074.