Using Mediation To Establish Child Custody Arrangements

For parents who need the assistance of a skilled negotiator to structure an acceptable child custody or parenting plan, I offer mediation services to prospective clients at an affordable hourly rate. Call 508-471-3281 or send an e-mail to schedule an appointment with a skilled Massachusetts parenting plan mediator attorney.

Child custody and visitation matters are some of the most contentious legal issues that can arise within a family, whether they involve establishing a child custody and visitation arrangement in a divorce or separation or addressing post-divorce issues, such as relocation out of state or modification of existing orders, for couples including those never married, nontraditional couples and same-sex couples.

As a facilitator and experienced negotiator, having been specifically and formally trained in mediation, I have successfully mediated contentious family court matters since 2002.

Child custody mediation offers clients involved in a custody or visitation dispute an opportunity to create their own agreements at the direction of a skilled mediator. I will assist you with designing a parenting plan that is specifically geared toward your family's needs and the needs of each of your children. You can have confidence knowing that you are in control of the decisions made and how the process proceeds.

As a Worcester child custody mediation lawyer, I don't represent either side through child custody mediation, but I am able to provide clients with all the information that they need to reach a comprehensive child custody agreement. I have a strong mental health background from my previous career as a social worker, so I am able to work together with parents to identify and address ongoing parenting and scheduling concerns, and then I draft all the required documents that need to be filed with the court.

Why Use Child Custody Mediation?

Mediation is much more affordable than litigation, especially when litigation becomes more contentious. Instead of each party paying a large retainer to each of their respective attorneys, you only need to pay my hourly fee at the end of each session. There is no need for a retainer fee.

I will help you create a custom child custody agreement that is tailored to meet your needs and the needs of your children — which is certainly preferable than relying on a judge to enter a parenting plan that will most definitely be vague and general. Mediating an agreement often paves the way for a less contentious relationship going forward, which is imperative when you have children together.

Contact A Lawyer

If you have questions about child custody mediation or would like to schedule an appointment with Barbara J. Katzenberg, Attorney at Law, call 508-471-3281 or send an e-mail.