Mary Timpany

Pennsylvania Collaborative Practice
29 Scenic Mountain Rd.
New Ringgold, Pennsylvania 17960
United States
Office: 570-504-8582
Member since 2008
Membership Type: IACP
Profession(s): Lawyer, Mediator

A collaborative attorney and mediator since 2006, I help parents, spouses, families and businesses resolve disputes without having to go to court to do so. I have extensive experience in the family court system in Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. I have been through the litigation process myself, which makes me empathetic for those facing the same possibility. While litigation may be the only alternative for some, most people have a choice about what process they use to resolve their dispute. Mediation or the collaborative process can be more cost effective for families, and children certainly benefit as well. Mediation and collaborative law are cost effective alternatives for businesses wishing to minimize litigation costs.

Are you aware of the choices you have to resolve your dispute? I offer a one hour "process" consultation to review the choices you have in resolving your particular dispute; litigation is not the only choice.

For more information about collaborative law, please see my website and the video link to a couple talking about their collaborative experience.

Meetings by advance appointment only. Please call 570-504-8582 to schedule an appointment.

Area(s) of Practice: Family Law - Divorce - Custody - Support - Children - Estate Matters - Family Disputes - Business Disputes Mediations and Collaborative Practice
License(s): I have been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania since 1987, and am an attorney in good standing, ID # 51660.
Professional Activities: I practice in Schuylkill, Berks and other nearby counties in Pennsylvania. - Member, Collaborative Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association. Currently serving as Liason to the Courts. - Member, Family Law Section and Collaborative Law Committee, Pennsylvania Bar Association - Chair, Pennsylvania Collaborative Professionals - Member, IACP - Member, Schuylkill County Bar Association, Domestic Relations and Pro Bono Committees In addition to my collaborative practice, I currently serve as a staff attorney on our local Court of Common Pleas. I volunteer for MidPenn Legal Services, helping people represent themselves in divorce cases. I also serve as a custody mediator for the Berks County Family Court.
Education:
Undergraduate:
Radnor High School, Radnor, Pennsylvania, Class of 1979
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, A.B. English, 1983

Post-graduate:
Case Western Reserve School of Law, J.D., 1987
Comments: From the beginning of my career as an attorney in 1987, I have often wondered how my client, and the opposing party, got to the place where they were so angry at each other that litigating a dispute in court was worth the toll, trauma, expense and hardship that can result. I wondered why the dispute could not have been resolved sooner and more respectfully. I was encouraged by a colleague to become collaboratively trained in 2006. I firmly believe that everyone should consider mediation or the collaborative process for resolving their family law, estate or business dispute. I have seen firsthand the effects of litigation on my family through divorce and custody disputes. I have the unique perspective of having lived it, which makes me an even more firm believer in the collaborative process; not only for the immediate results, but the long-term implications as well, especially when children are involved. I will be more than happy to meet with you, and your spouse if helpful, to discuss and describe the collaborative law process.