Pennsylvania Divorce Mediation Basics
Pennsylvania divorce mediation with Dr. Earwicker can be an alternative to lengthy, public court battles. A divorce mediator can assist with a settlement agreement on issues like property division, alimony, child support, child custody, and more. Under Pennsylvania law, you can file for divorce for either “fault” or “no fault” grounds. In Pennsylvania, couples can then file the divorce settlement agreement with the court as an uncontested divorce, simplifying the procedures and costs associated with filing for divorce. This is also known as a divorce based on mutual consent. 23 Pa. Cons. Stat. § 3301(c) (2022).
You can save time and money by first working with a mediator to resolve your disputes and then file an uncontested or mutual consent divorce in Pennsylvania. You’ll need a settlement agreement in order to do this. Pennsylvania’s Judicial System also provides important resources for going through the process of divorce, and all the forms you’ll need to file.
Regardless of your divorce filing status in Pennsylvania, mediation can also help with other, ongoing disputes, even after the divorce is final.
For more information on uncontested divorce and Pennsylvania divorce mediation, visit DivorceNet’s page on divorce in Pennsylvania.
Divorce mediation offers a number of advantages, including:
- lower cost,
- freedom to make informed decisions,
- control, and
You and your spouse control the outcome of divorce mediation, not the courts.
For divorce mediation to be successful, it’s important that both spouses engage in good faith. Mediation will likely not be successful if one spouse is more interested in harming the other spouse than resolving disputes over property or child custody arrangements. If both spouses engage in good faith, though, mediation can save significant time and money for both spouses.