Things can seem a lot more difficult when you are going through family troubles in Massachusetts. Divorce can be one of the most traumatic times of anyone’s life, and this can affect you, your spouse, your children and other family members as well.
If your marriage hasn’t worked out, things can be challenging enough, but then you face the additional matter of settling property distribution, child custody, tax implications, prenuptial agreements and everything else that must be attended to in court. One way to make things easier on both sides that requires the willing participation of both parents is known as divorce mediation.
What is divorce mediation?
Our law office has years of experience providing neutral mediation for divorcing couples. In mediation, both parties meet with a mediator to work out terms that are amenable to both parties based on common ground. An attorney who practices family law is often chosen as a mediator because we understand fully all of the aspects of the divorce that will come up in court and need to be handled during mediation.
The main thing to keep in mind with mediation is that it allows you and your spouse more control over who gets what in the end. The trade-off is that you have to be able to work something out that you can both accept. If mediation is not possible, then the courts will designate things like child custody and property distribution based on state law.
Whether or not mediation is the path for your family depends on your specific situation. You can learn more about divorce and mediation on our web page.