Mediation starts with the thought that it can be best for all parties in a divorce situation to work directly together addressing issues such as child custody, child support, parenting time, alimony, and property division. Mediation is, by definition, more private, less costly and significantly less time consuming than traditional family law dispute resolution processes. Through mediation both parties work with the mediator, who is a neutral person, to gather information about the family and the problems they confront. The mediator's goal is to find a solution that works for all involved, including of course any children.
Mediation involves an assessment of each party's wants and needs. The mediator meets with each party to share information and discover an agreeable way for those wants and goals to be met. Then the mediator brings the parties together to find a solution.
Most times each party's lawyer (if they have one) does not participate in the mediation process. That person's lawyer can give advice before or after the mediation sessions, but not during them. Members of the firm's team can represent you during a mediation to ensure that you know your rights and are achieving your desired result.
Because mediation is not a final, binding process, you have the right to not accept the decision of the mediator. In that case you retain the option of taking any unresolved issues into the Massachusetts Probate Courts. This is why it is so important to employ a mediator who is experienced, practical and equipped to work through difficult issues so the mediation will produce an agreement both parties can live with. We are happy to discuss mediation options with you, how the process works, and the costs involved. Call us today.
Understand your options with an initial consultation. Our attorneys and staff are friendly, helpful and happy to answer any questions or concerns that you have throughout the process. We will always keep you informed about the progress of your case and explain your options in clear terms. Decisions will be yours. We are easy to reach and work with your bests interests in mind. We have the experience, and would be pleased to consult with you when you are choosing who will represent you. We offer compassion and support. Speak with our knowledgeable attorneys at Percy Law Group, PC.
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