Divorce & Family Mediation West Chester, PA

Wesley W. Legg Family Mediation West Chester, PA

If you are contemplating divorce, it is important to know your rights and options moving forward. Getting a divorce does not have to be an emotionally painful, financially draining, and a time-intensive process.

The Law Office Wesley W. Legg, Esquire offers mediation and collaborative divorce options that allow parties to a divorce to make the important decisions without frustration and the expense of going to court. Mediation and Collaborative Divorce are not adversarial, and encourage productive discussions between spouses while working towards resolution of issues. These services are often more cost-effective because of the goal-oriented approach. There isn't long waits in-between court dates and wondering whether a Judge will be able to hear all the issues.

Is Mediation or Collaborative Divorce right for me?

Divorce mediation and collaborative divorce are not for everyone, but they are often excellent divorce options. Many people assume that if there is a history of anger, hostility, or suspicion in their marriage they are not eligible for these forms of alternative dispute resolution. That may be true in some cases, but in others, using these processes can actually reduce hostility. If you wonder if you and your spouse can use mediation or collaborative divorce, don't rule these options out before talking to a family law attorney experienced in this area.

If domestic violence is or has been an issue in your marriage, divorce mediation may not be a good option for you; consult with a knowledgeable attorney to see if collaborative divorce may be a better choice.

What exactly is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation is a process in which spouses try to resolve issues in their divorce using the services of an impartial third party, called a mediator. The mediator helps the parties work toward settlement. Rather than allowing a Judge or Master to decide their fate, the mediator puts the decision making power in the hands of the parties to set the particular terms and conditions of their divorce including:

  • Division of Property
  • Child Custody
  • Alimony/Spousal Support

Wesley W. Legg is a certified mediator who focuses on family law mediation. Wesley strives to assist couples to create an agreement that is both beneficial and complete for all parties involved. Once the parties reach an agreement and sign the appropriate documentation, the divorce will be finalized.

What exactly is Collaborative Divorce?

Collaborative divorce is a process in which the spouses work together without the threat of litigation to decide the terms of their divorce agreement. A non-adversarial approach allows the parties to negotiate freely with the guidance and support of their attorneys. This process can reduce the financial burden of divorce by avoiding costly litigation and focuses on achieving a resolution that works for both parties and their children.

Wesley W. Legg can provide you with the guidance necessary to accomplish both short and long term goals in your divorce. In the event that an agreement cannot be reached through collaborative divorce, Wesley will refer you to a qualified family law litigator, as ethical concerns prevent an attorney representing a former collaborative client in a litigated divorce involving the same parties.

Call the Law Office of Wesley W. Legg, Esquire today at (484) 401-7079 or use our online contact form to set up a consultation to determine if divorce mediation or collaborative divorce is right for you. Wesley W. Legg represents clients living in Chester County, Delaware County and Montgomery County.

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