For Bucks County couples considering mediation as a divorce resolution method, choosing the right family mediator is a crucial step. The mediator must be able to think quickly and creatively, and be able to steer the parties toward productive discussions, while at the same time ensuring that any eventual agreement complies with the law.
This is not an easy task, and for the most part family law attorneys themselves are best equipped to act as mediators. A lawyer, like Elissa C. Goldberg in Doylestown, offers a skill set and sensitivity that mediators who have not practiced divorce and family law simply have not acquired.
Attorney as Mediator: What Are the Advantages?
Divorce mediation is centered around your children and your family’s future. Unlike traditional litigation, mediation gives you and the other party control, enabling you to shape your own post-divorce lives. An attorney/mediator is most effective at guiding couples through the process for a few reasons:
Legal knowledge: Pennsylvania law on divorce, child custody and related issues is very complex. It is helpful for the mediator to understand the issues you will face.
Problem solving: Lawyers are trained to be able to see an issue from multiple perspectives and to carry results to their logical conclusions. A lawyer/mediator can explain the possible ramifications of all aspects of your settlement, while a non-lawyer may not recognize all the possibilities.
Accuracy: Experienced family law attorneys know how to draft documents that accurately reflect the agreements made between spouses. Precise language in a settlement is key to minimizing the chances of a dispute in the future.
Why Choose Elissa C. Goldberg?
Doylestown divorce attorney Elissa C. Goldberg has practiced family law in Bucks County since 1995. As a mediator, she has helped many couples resolve child custody, property division and all other divorce-related issues without the need to engage in a bitter and expensive courtroom battle.
Ms. Goldberg has extensive experience in Pennsylvania family courts as well. Having litigated many divorces, she understands what judges look for in settlements. That experience allows her to draft settlement agreements that express the parties’ wishes and are enforceable.
Under Ms. Goldberg’s direction, everyone at our firm will work to help you find an enduring solution that allows you and your children to move forward into bright futures.
Contact a Bucks County Attorney and Divorce Mediator for More Information
Firm founder and family law mediator Elissa C. Goldberg would be happy to speak with you about the benefits of using an attorney to run your mediation sessions. To schedule a meeting, please call 215-345-5259 or email our Doylestown law office.