If you are considering getting a divorce, it is important to know your options. Divorce does not have to a painful, expensive and drawn-out process that drains you emotionally and empties your bank account. The law firm of Catherine H. Voit offers divorce mediation and collaborative divorce services which allow parties to take control over their divorce and make decisions on critical issues without having to go to court. These services are designed to promote healthy discussion between spouses and are aimed at creating solutions that are cost-effective and beneficial to all parties involved.
Divorce mediation and collaborative divorce are not for everyone. If your marriage is ending on poor terms or if there is a great deal of hostility between you and your spouse, these options are not recommended. If there is a history of domestic violence in your relationship, these cases are not suited for divorce mediation, but may be suited for collaborative divorce.
Divorce mediation is a process where a husband and wife go to a third party, called a mediator, who assists them in creating a divorce that works best for them. Instead of allowing a judge to decide how your divorce will unfold, divorce mediation puts the power in the hands of the couple to set the terms of their divorce, including:
Catherine Voit is a certified mediator that is specially trained in handling these situations. Catherine works with couples to create an agreement that is beneficial for both spouses, and once the agreement has been signed by the parties, the divorce will be finalized in court.
Similar to divorce mediation, collaborative divorce is a process where spouses work together outside of court to decide the terms of their divorce agreement. Collaborative divorce allows spouses to speak openly in a safe and non-confrontational environment while having their attorneys present to provide advice. The process can reduce the cost of divorce by avoiding the costs of litigation, and can create solutions that work best for all parties involved while preserving intra-family relationships.
Catherine H. Voit is a seasoned collaborative divorce attorney, and will provide you with guidance on how to best reach short- and long-term goals for you, your children and your finances. In the event that an agreement cannot be reached, Catherine can refer you to a qualified family law attorney who can take your case.
Call Catherine today at 484-881-3185 or contact her online to set up your initial consultation to determine if divorce mediation or collaborative divorce is right for you. Catherine represents clients living in the greater Chester County area, including all surrounding cities, Montgomery County and Delaware County.