Why Choose Mediation
Why Choose Mediation?
Mediation is simply a smarter way to divorce and reach parenting agreements. The process is a peaceful, confidential and cost effective way to resolve issues such as Divorce, Custody, Child Support, Spousal Support, Property Division of Family Homes and Businesses, Retirement Plans, Prenuptial Agreements and Cohabitation Agreements. The process is highly personalized to meet your specific needs.
What is Mediation
What is Mediation?
Family mediation is a 2-3 hour meeting led by a neutral and skilled professional mediator that helps you and your partner decide all of the issues related to your family needs without going to court.

Most importantly, mediation is a confidential and helpful alternative to litigation. Divorce and custody litigation can take years and court documents become public record, whereas the mediation process is a quick, private and confidential way to resolve issues.
When Should We Start Mediation
When Should We Start Mediation?
You may choose mediation at any point in time. Since the goal of mediation is to reach an agreement that is acceptable to both parties, it is really never too late to mediate.

Consider the cost. Litigation can be very expensive, a 2007 Boston Law Collaborative study estimated the median cost of a litigated divorce was $77,746, but the cost of a mediated divorce was much less, about $6,600 for both parties.

How much does mediation cost?

Parties will receive a written fee estimate following the consultation.
 Clement MediationLitigation
Average Cost Mediated Divorce: $2,000 to $5,000 Litigated Divorce: $20,000-$50,000
Average Length 3-6 months 2 years
Decisions Parties make own decisions Judges and Attorneys make decisions
Impact On Child Best Interests of the child Child overlooked or used as pawn
Confidentiality Private All information becomes public record
Experience Cooperative Adversarial
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Schedule a Consultation

Consultations are $100 or ($50 per person).
Plan to attend the consultation together and allow for a 1-2 hour window.

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Dawn Clement


Dawn Clement is a former litigator and Pennsylvania Domestic Relations Attorney. She now practices as a family law mediator serving Southern Chester and Southern Lancaster Counties in Pennsylvania.

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