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When spouses get divorced, it is often the case that those spouses do not agree on the terms of their divorce. When this happens, their divorce can become all the more complicated, as they will generally enter the litigation process, wherein a judge will decide, in a courtroom setting, the terms of their divorce, including child custody, alimony, property division, and more. This is extremely stressful for many divorcing spouses, as litigation typically encompasses high attorney fees, a long, drawn-out process, and, additionally, the litigation process is oftentimes a very hostile one. For this very reason, many spouses find themselves wondering if there is another way. Fortunately, there is. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Pennsylvania divorce mediator to learn more about divorce mediation and why it may be your best option going forward.

Why is divorce mediation a better option?

Many couples choose divorce mediation over divorce litigation for various reasons. To start, divorce mediation is generally a more civil process, as a divorce mediator is an unbiased third party, selected by you and your spouse, who will work to facilitate a calm, open discussion between you and your spouse to work out a compromise on your divorce terms. Additionally, the mediation process is also conducted outside of a courtroom setting, which also helps de-escalate the tension between you and your spouse, and it also helps ensure that your divorce is kept private. Litigated divorce generally becomes part of the public record, whereas mediated divorce does not. Furthermore, when a couple chooses mediation, they generally leave feeling as though both of their voices were heard, which makes it far easier for them to accept their divorce terms and move on with their lives. Finally, divorce mediation is often beneficial to children of divorcing parents, as it helps show them that compromise can always be reached, even when you disagree with another person. The bottom line is that for many people, divorce mediation is their best option, and if you believe it may work for you, we are here to help.


We understand that going through the legal system alone can be both confusing and highly stressful. That is why it is our job to help you through every step of the process ahead. For years, we have been helping clients throughout Lancaster County and its surrounding areas through a wide range of legal matters, including personal injury cases, criminal defense matters, family law issues, estate planning law matters, and more. If you need legal assistance, we are here to help. Contact Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today.