Couples in Massachusetts that are considering divorce may be concerned about the conflicts that may arise. However, in the current economic climate, many couples may be looking for a way to limit the expenses of the divorce proceedings. Litigation is often the most expensive part of a divorce. Couples that are able to communicate in an open and honest manner may find the assistance of an attorney who is also experienced in divorce mediation the best way to resolve all issues.
By utilizing the services of a mediator, spouses need not each retain a legal representative and thereby may share the expense of the mediator. The mediator will facilitate, negotiate and educate before drafting all the necessary legal documents. He or she will also assist in the gathering of all financial information required to draft an all-inclusive and thorough agreement. Not only will property division be covered, but issues involving child custody, child support and alimony will also be addressed.
Another advantage of working with a mediator is the fact that he or she will be familiar with your unique circumstances and will be of great value in the future. Post-divorce matters that may arise include child support modification and paternity issues. In the event of conflicts arising in the years after divorce, your mediator will be at your service to sit down with you and resolve the issues.
Once all matters have been addressed, your mediator will create a practical and flexible agreement that will also satisfy the requirements of a family court judge. Choosing to retain the services of an experienced professional for divorce mediation may put you in a win-win situation — not only financially, but also reducing the traumatic effect a divorce may have on parents and children. A visit to our Massachusetts family law website may provide additional information.