My approach is to above all know the law and to be the best possible advocate for my... more
My approach is to above all know the law and to be the best possible advocate for my client. I tend to attract as clients people who are seeking a graceful, simple and fair resolution of their legal matter. I use my skills as counselor-at-law, mediator and my training as a collaborative divorce attorney.
I have had an interest in helping families navigate the difficult issues of divorce,... more
I have had an interest in helping families navigate the difficult issues of divorce, support and custody since long before I began practicing family law. Perhaps it was my background in psychology, or some of my volunteer efforts, but I have always seen the need for family law practitioners to be sensitive to the needs of their clients, not just in the courtroom but throughout what will most ... view profile
"Take Control of Your Case”: Knowledge is power - the more you know about each step... more
"Take Control of Your Case”: Knowledge is power - the more you know about each step of the process, the more control you will have over the outcome, whether you choose mediation or litigation. I have been a family law attorney since 1983, handling divorce, property distribution, support, custody, estate planning and the probate of estates. My goal as your lawyer is to guide... view profile
As a former law professor and a business owner, my job is to employ my unique... more
As a former law professor and a business owner, my job is to employ my unique experience to get the best result for you. I understand the complexities of the law and the realities of life. I devote myself to helping clients work through stressful situations with the least amount of turmoil, making the legal system understandable, and making your interactions with the system as pain free and rew... view profile
Jeanne joined Stonecipher Law Firm in 2014 to serve clients in the Pittsburgh region.... more
Jeanne joined Stonecipher Law Firm in 2014 to serve clients in the Pittsburgh region. Jeanne represents organizations and individuals, including nonprofits, in corporate governance, business transactions, commercial restructuring and bankruptcy matters.
The mediation process can help you resolve disputes without going to court. In a mediation proceeding, a neutral third party (a mediation lawyer or mediator) meets with you and the person you disagree with. Mediators are trained to find mediation solutions in legal disputes, including divorce mediation and business disagreement mediation. The mediator acts as a facilitator, helping you negotiate until a solution is found. Mediation is the most informal process for dispute resolution and is usually the least expensive method. The drawback is that, unlike an arbitrator in arbitration, the mediator does not make a final decision. So, unless the parties agree and enter into a settlement agreement, the mediation can end without the dispute being solved.