Barbara J. Katzenberg, Attorney at Law

Divorce mediation may serve you well -- even post-divorce

Many Massachusetts couples manage to go through divorce, property division and child support in an amicable manner. However, many other couples would like to avoid litigation, but, due to a break-down in communication, they find it impossible to reach agreements that suit the interests of both parties and the children. Fortunately, there are professionals who offer divorce mediation services to assist couples with reaching agreements that reflect and protect the interests of all parties.

As an objective third-party, a mediator will facilitate negotiations and assist in the drafting of legal agreements. The mediator’s goal is to encourage communication and advise compromise in all contentious matters. These may include child custody and support, property division and spousal support. A mediator will also help a couple with preparing all the documents required for filing an uncontested divorce. Mediation allows couples to retain some control over the protection of their interests, rather than to have a judge make decisions on their behalf.

Mediators may sometimes charge an hourly fee, which allows couples to steer clear of paying retainers to their respective legal representatives, thereby saving a considerable amount of money by avoiding litigation. It allows them to plan the pace of their divorce to suit their financial situations. Going through the mediation process has provided many couples with the ability to go forward with the gift of adequately resolving contentious issues in the years after their divorce.

Massachusetts couples that are considering divorce and wish to explore the advantages of divorce mediation can find more information on our divorce mediation website. Effective mediation will serve to protect the interests of all parties. The result often paves the way for an amicable post-divorce relationship.

Source: bjkatzenberg.com, "Divorce Mediation", , Aug. 24, 2014

Source: bjkatzenberg.com, "Divorce Mediation", , Aug. 24, 2014

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