Boston Divorce Mediation Defined
Mediation is defined as, “An attempt to bring about a peaceful settlement or compromise between disputants through the objective intervention of a neutral party”. In simple terms, this means a neutral person, in this case a divorce expert, is hired by parties to a divorce case to assist them in reaching agreements that will completely resolve their entire case without having to go to court.
Our Boston divorce mediation lawyers have mediated and settled hundreds and hundreds of divorce cases. We are skilled mediators that know how to obtain parties’ cooperation and compromise. Since we are also highly experienced divorce litigation attorneys and we will explain the likely outcomes of all the issues involved in any particular case to the parties, which will hopefully assist the parties in understanding what may happen if they were to argue their case in front of a judge. Understanding likely outcomes will save parties thousands of dollars in attorney fees and wasted time and energy.
If you are interested in beginning the mediation process, please visit our mediation contact page and email us your information. We will be in contact with you right away.
We also handle mediation cases where both parties already have lawyers representing them. We will work with the parties and their attorneys to reach a global settlement. Divorce mediation attorneys in Massachusetts are required to provide their clients with a Uniform Counsel Certification Form indicating that they have discussed mediation with their clients.
Divorce mediation is different than arbitration, which is not often used in divorce cases. Arbitration is an adversarial proceeding where an arbitrator makes decisions like a judge. In divorce, there really is not any benefit to entering into arbitration proceedings, with the exception that the ruling is “private”.
We also offer a very special program to handle divorce mediation cases for anywhere in Massachusetts or anywhere in the world using online mediation technology. For more information about our online mediation services click here to send us an email. We will provide you with all the relevant information, step-by-step instructions, benefits of online mediation, and downloadable forms.
Our firm serves all courts in Norfolk County, Middlesex County, Suffolk County (Boston), Bristol County, including the New Bedford, Fall River and Taunton courthouses. We also serve all courts in Plymouth County including the Family and Probate Courthouses in Plymouth and Brockton.