Marital Asset Mediation in Your Pennsylvania Divorce
One way or another, your marital property and debts must be divided. Under Pennsylvania law, the distribution to each spouse must be equitable. Does it make sense to spend down the assets and put yourself through the stress of protracted litigation?
At the Law Office & Mediation Services of Elissa C. Goldberg, we encourage clients to consider mediation of property division. Rather than paying lawyers and experts to fight it out and then putting the decision in the hands of a judge, mediating your divorce preserves wealth, expedites the process and gives you a say in the outcome.
Doylestown Property Settlement Mediation Attorney
Elissa C. Goldberg is an experienced divorce lawyer who is also certified as a family law mediator. In mediation, she does not represent either spouse nor does she serve as a judge. She acts as a neutral facilitator to help the divorcing spouses build consensus toward an out-of-court property settlement.
Mediation works for any facet of property division, even the complex issues of high asset divorce. Mediating property division not only gives you more control, but more leeway than is possible in contested proceedings. In court, you are bound by statutory restrictions and the limits of the judge’s patience and discretion. In mediation, you can get creative and flexible:
- The court encourages dissolution of property at the time of divorce. In mediation, you might agree to keep the house until the kids graduate.
- In litigation involving a closely held business, each side commonly hires valuation experts. In mediation, you could share the cost of one valuator.
- Parents are not required by law to fund college education. In a mediated settlement, you and your spouse can agree to contribute towards your children’s college tuition.
Bucks County Property Mediation Lawyer
Not every property division case is a candidate for mediation. It requires two people on amicable terms who are open-minded and willing to give something to get something.
To explore our mediation services or the merits of collaborative divorce, call 215-345-5259 or contact us online. Elissa Goldberg extends a free initial consultation, serving couples in Bucks County, Montgomery County and the Philadelphia metro area.