“After almost 28 years of marriage, when I finally decided divorce was essential for my health and well being, I wanted it done without too much fighting about the “stuff.” We did not have much money and I didn’t want the lawyers to get it all. I wanted us to be respectful to each other. My counselor recommended mediation – specifically Cris Pastore at Main Line Family Law Center.
One mediator - so less cost – Perfect! But what about knowing the law and being sure it was all done legally – Cris is a lawyer with... experience in this area of the law – Perfect! First call to Cris – he needs communication with both spouses at all times – Very reasonable and fair! At our first meeting – Cris will not tell us what to do; he will give us all sides or send us to someone who can. He will not take sides! Wonderful! No more fuel added to the fire by lawyers. Cost – very reasonable since I know women who have been charged for the lawyer to just read an email.
A clear set price – with knowledge that if there was the need for more meetings, we would be responsible for additional costs. We have money left to begin to build new lives. Cris was with us every step of the way – to the final divorce decree – just as he promised. Our meetings were well planned and organized. We knew what we needed to bring. Cris had an agenda and kept us to it while allowing for the necessary digressions. Patience, clear directions, clear typed directions, compassionate support when the paperwork hit legal glitches in the court system.
Every email was answered within 24 hours, many within 6 hours!
If divorce is necessary, if you and your partner can still talk with each other (somewhat peacefully), if money is a concern and two lawyers will eat a large chunk of it, if you are basically a peaceful person who does not want revenge, Cris and Main Line Family Law Center is the path to use.
If you want to be treated respectfully and you care that your partner is treated respectfully, even though you can no longer stay married, Cris is the one to work with. Thank you Cris and everyone at Main Line Family Law Center for getting us through this with integrity.”