North Shore, Massachusetts, Attorney and Mediator


Mediation can be a cost-effective, time-saving means for settling a divorce. When both spouses are willing to work together, it can also reduce the stress and anger that can sometimes accompany discussions regarding child custody, visitation, and the division of marital property.

Family law attorney Annette L. Baker counsels and represents clients engaged in family law mediation. Mediators cannot offer legal advice and must remain neutral between the parties. However, legal issues can arise that require the advice of an experience family law attorney. As your legal counsel, Ms. Baker evaluates the terms offered and ensures our clients are not saddled with a divorce settlement they'll regret for the rest of their lives.

If you are interested in divorce mediation, contact family law attorney Annette L. Baker today to schedule an appointment. We can review your case and your financial situation in order to determine how best to protect the interests of you and your children.

How does Divorce Mediation Work?

Typically, a mediator meets with both parties to a divorce in order to identify common ground and focus on issues of particular importance to both. Issues such as child custody, visitation arrangements, division of marital property, and the division of marital debt are handled through the mediator who is responsible for clarifying legal issues without giving legal advice.

In working towards a settlement, a mediator goes back and forth between the two parties involved, presenting proposed terms and changes to them until an agreement is reached. As your lawyer, Ms. Baker reviews proposed terms to ensure your legal and financial interests are protected.

What are the Advantages of Mediation?

Mediation puts both spouses in charge of their fate by allowing them to work towards and discover mutually agreeable divorce terms. While subject to final approval by the court, couples can negotiate who gets to keep the house, whether pension funds are to be excluded from the division of marital property, who gets custody of any children, and how visitation will be structured. In this sense, mediation avoids having a judge impose terms that neither you nor your ex-spouse finds satisfactory.

Contact Divorce Mediation Attorney Annette L. Baker Today

There are a number of advantages associated with divorce mediation. If you would like more information on the mediation process and how our office can assist you, contact divorce mediation attorney Annette L. Baker today to schedule an appointment.