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Dealing with a post-divorce dispute? Try mediation

After the weeks, months or even years of working out a divorce agreement, you would think that you would not have to revisit it. The terms have been set and that is it, right? Well, what happens if you have a post-divorce dispute that needs resolution -- such as over custody or support? Yes, it happens and no, you may not have to go to court over it. In Massachusetts, you are allowed to try mediation.

Divorce mediation Q and A

When figuring out how to approach one's divorce, it is easy to get overwhelmed at the options that are actually out there. There is more than one way to divorce. For Massachusetts residents who are looking for a nontraditional route, divorce mediation may be the answer. This week's column will address some common questions about the mediation process.

Be prepared before starting divorce mediation

If you are one of the many Massachusetts residents who is ready to file for divorce and who wishes to utilize the mediation process, you may think that filing now and figuring things out along the way is the way to go. The truth is, before you start divorce mediation sessions, you should have a plan in place for how you are going to take care of yourself during the process and after your divorce is finalized. Divorce simply takes more preparation than people tend to realize. 

When working toward a divorce agreement, take care of yourself

If you are one of the many Massachusetts residents who is considering divorce this year or in the future, you likely have a lot on your plate. It can be very easy to lose yourself when you are so concerned about figuring out the best way to go about your divorce and worried about what your life will look like when you are done. Now and when you are ready to start working toward your divorce agreement, take time to take care of yourself. Your health and well-being matters.

What are the goals of divorce mediation?

When getting a divorce, there are a few ways to go about it. It is possible for each party to have their attorneys negotiate terms. It is possible for couples to take their cases to court. Finally, it is possible for couples to take the issue into their own hands and utilize divorce mediation. Why would divorcing couples in Massachusetts choose mediation?

Does going the mediation route mean I don't get an attorney?

You and your spouse are getting ready to go through the divorce process in Massachusetts. You've heard about mediation through some friends and think it may be a good way to go, but you do have some concerns. One question that you have in particular is: Does going the mediation route mean I don't get an attorney?

What divorce mediation really is

Thinking about divorce? Only hearing horrible things about the whole process? Guess what? It does not have to be as bad as others make it sound. There may be a way for divorcing couples in Massachusetts to get through it without going to court and spending an absolute fortune, and that way is known as divorce mediation.

When divorce mediation is the right choice

During the divorce process, things can get a little heated. Sometimes, going to court is necessary in order for disputes to be resolved. However, sometimes, there is a better way, and court can be avoided. Divorce mediation is for Massachusetts couples who want to avoid court and who are open to the idea of working out a settlement through negotiations.

Thinking about divorce? Think divorce mediation

January is, in family law circles, known as divorce month. It is a month when many Massachusetts residents who have been thinking about divorce finally take the plunge. It is a new beginning of sorts. Traditional divorce is not the only option out there for those who decide the time to end their marriages has come. Divorce mediation is a good way to get the job done.

Is divorce mediation the best way to go?

When ending one's marriage, it can be difficult to figure out the best way to go about it. There are so many options -- litigation, collaborative divorce and even divorce mediation. As Massachusetts residents who are wishing to dissolve their marriages simply want to make sure they are getting fair settlements, they may wonder if mediation really is the right way to approach the situation.

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