Divorce Mediation is Effective and Affordable
Divorce can be a highly contentious process, but it does not have to be. When people begin thinking about divorce, they are generally very emotional, anxious and uncertain about what their futures will look like. Those emotions can create a very high barrier to either party achieving his or her goals regarding his or her divorce. It is hard to make clear-minded decisions that are based on building a future for yourself when you are overwhelmed by your current situation and thinking more with emotion than with reason.
Mediation is an out-of-court process in which parties have a series of meetings with a neutral third party called a mediator who assists the parties in working together to make decisions and to negotiate resolutions. Mediation helps people to drive their own divorce process, to mutually work together to achieve their goals to create the future each wants with the assistance of a skilled divorce mediator at the helm. During divorce mediation we help direct people to more clearly see the future they want. We then help them see how they can use the mediation process to come to agreements to lay the foundation for that future.
Benefits Of Divorce Mediation
Mediation is an informal process that generally takes place in a mediator’s office. It is accomplished with the scheduling of meetings with the mediator to set an agenda and to work on the issues identified in the agenda. By working together people can avoid conflict that can cause their divorce to be unnecessarily lengthy and costly. The mediation process can save people substantial time, money and aggravation over the traditional divorce process. This is especially important when children are involved. A divorced couple who has children may no longer be married, but they will be parents of their children forever. Mediation helps establish a paradigm of cooperation that can benefit both you and your children.
Does the Mediator Come to Court with Us?
A mediator is a neutral person who does not represent either party in a divorce. The mediator will draft documents that must be presented in Court by the parties to obtain a divorce, but the mediator will not accompany the parties to Court.
If I go to Mediation, do I need a Lawyer to Represent Me?
A mediator does not represent either party. It is recommended that parties consult with their own individual attorneys to review their legal rights and obligations and to review the final agreement that the mediator drafts for the parties, but the parties are not required to retain their own lawyers.
Helping You Create The Tomorrow You Deserve
We can help you mediate a divorce agreement that will help you move on with your life. Our decades of experience allow us to mediate all divorces from the most financially complex to the most simple. Since 1985, Attorney JoAnne Meyers has been helping people find the most direct path to resolving the family law situations they are facing. Her skill as a mediator allows both parties’ voices to be heard and helps common ground to be found and used as the basis for a divorce agreement that serves both parties’ needs.
Divorce Mediation Attorneys In Chelmsford, Massachusetts
For divorcing couples who want to avoid the potential acrimony of traditional divorce, mediation may be the right choice. To learn more about mediation and whether it may be a viable alternative to litigation for you, please call us for a free case evaluation.