Elissa C. Goldberg: Trained and Experienced Mediator
Your divorce does not have to be a fight. At the Mediation Services of Elissa C. Goldberg, in Doylestown, we facilitate conversations between divorcing couples so they can work together to reach a solution tailored to their unique needs. By asking relevant questions and creating the opportunity to speak to each other about important issues, as a couple you will gain greater control of the process — and the outcome.
As a trained mediator, Elissa C. Goldberg does not represent either side in the mediation process. She acts as an objective voice, guiding you and your spouse as you work toward the goal of an amicable divorce that resolves all matters without the need for a costly and contentious trial.
How Mediation Works
In mediation, couples sit together in one room while your mediator — Elissa C. Goldberg — guides you through the process. She is always mindful of your time, so she starts discussing important matters from the moment mediation begins. Depending on your needs, she will review your assets and debts, child custody preferences, need and ability to pay child support, as well as all other matters that may impact the agreement. Her goal is to help you resolve the issues in your divorce. When these have been decided, she will draft a Memorandum of Understanding, which is signed by each spouse.
Advantages of Mediation
More couples throughout the United States are turning to mediation to resolve issues in their divorces. Why? There are many distinct advantages to this process, including:
- Minimizing the cost of divorce: In divorce litigation, each party must hire a lawyer, but in mediation you work with one mediator. Streamlining the entire process, we can resolve all issues in a timely manner. Saving time saves you money.
- Resolving things amicably: In mediation, there is less fighting and more problem-solving. This is especially helpful when there are children involved. And statistics show that people who participate in mediation are more likely to follow through with the decisions they make, creating fewer problems down the road.
- Taking charge of the outcome: No judge knows your family as well as you do, so why would you let one make such important decisions for you? If you take your divorce to court, a judge will be the one making important decisions about your life. But when you pursue mediation, you have control over the outcome.
- Deviating from black letter law: Pennsylvania law requires judges to consider certain factors when determining property division and child custody, so court orders are often filled with decisions based on black letter law. With mediation, couples are allowed to negotiate their own decisions, so the only factor you have to consider is what is best for your family.
Contact Our Mediator and Attorney Today
As an experienced family law attorney, Elissa C. Goldberg knows what needs to be done and can help you explore your resolution options. From our Doylestown office, we help families come up with divorce solutions through mediation. Call 215-345-5259 or contact our mediation services law firm today to learn more.