Mediator Services for Custody Disputes in Bucks County, Pennsylvania
It is precisely because your children are so important to you that it is so hard to resolve custody issues. You have to overcome different parenting styles, logistical puzzles and communication problems. You worry about your child’s well-being. You worry about losing your bond with your child.
Mediation is a powerful forum to work these issues out without dragging each other and the kids through contested proceedings. While it may be tempting to fight it out in court, litigation is stressful, expensive and unpredictable — often more so in custody battles.
The Law Office & Mediation Services of Elissa C. Goldberg can mediate your child custody disputes and any aspect of divorce and family law. We facilitate the creation of a practical parenting arrangement that makes sense for parents and children alike, as opposed to a custodial plan imposed by a judge that may create more disputes than it solves.
Doylestown Child Custody Mediation Attorney
Elissa C. Goldberg is a certified family law mediator providing mediation services in Bucks County, Montgomery County and the Philly metro area. As a mediator, she is a neutral third party in formal negotiation sessions with just the two parents. She does not issue rulings or legal advice, and she does not represent or favor one side or the other. Her role is to facilitate a productive conversation and to offer suggestions when the parties get stuck or sidetracked.
Mediation is especially beneficial in determining child custody because it allows for creative and flexible conditions or criteria that would not be permitted in court: specified holidays different from the standard ones, parenting plans that accommodate unorthodox work schedules, or child support arrangements that deviate from state guidelines.
When parents cannot even agree on who gets primary and partial custody, Elissa C. Goldberg helps them focus on their goals and the best interests of the child. Often, the partial custody parent only wants to be assured of involvement in decisions and time with the child. Our role in mediation is to keep the dialogue open and build on common ground to facilitate settlement.
Mediation by an Experienced Bucks County Family Law Divorce Lawyer
Elissa C. Goldberg has practiced in family law since 1995. Having litigated many child custody cases, she has a solid understanding of the law and which way a court would likely rule on specific issues. She uses those insights and her natural knack for facilitating solutions to help parents find a path to a workable custody plan. Call 215-345-5259 or e-mail us today for a free initial consultation.