Family Law Mediation

Attorney Maria P. Cognetti of Cognetti & Associates provides mediation services to individuals seeking a mediated divorce. As a certified divorce mediator, she facilitates the creation of agreements that, when formalized by each party's counsel, become the final divorce agreement.

Family Law Mediation Attorneys

In the mediation process, both spouses meet to discuss the details of the divorce, including custody, visitation, spousal support, child support and property division, as well as all facets of a divorce agreement. The primary objective of mediation is to arrive at a mutually agreed upon arrangement without going through the typical legal avenues, including negotiations and court.

Both parties can come alone to the mediation or may bring representation. During the process, Maria P. Cognetti will guide the discussion, keeping the process pointed at an efficient resolution. Once a comprehensive agreement has been reached between the spouses, both return to their own attorney to draft a formal agreement, which will be presented to the court.

At the conclusion of the mediation, Maria P. Cognetti will follow up by providing both attorneys a comprehensive settlement letter which outlines the conditions and agreements reached.

Mediation may be a cheaper means to a divorce resolution, but generally is successful only in situations where the spouses agree and are focused on an efficient resolution with minimal conflict. Through mediation, you and your spouse can settle things between you without the additional strain and stress of court. Particularly when children are involved, mediation protects the family dynamics that are in place.

To learn more about mediation and how Maria P. Cognetti can help facilitate your divorce mediation, please contact our Cumberland County law firm today at 717-909-4060.