Divorce mediation is an alternative and often better option to expensive in-court litigation. Mediation is the affordable and ideal approach for many couples seeking to obtain a divorce. In divorce mediation, a couple works together with the help of a highly skilled and trained mediator in an attempt to resolve disputes amicably. In mediation, you will be able to maintain control over the decisions that will impact your future while also maintaining control over the overall cost of the divorce. In addition, mediation is often less time-consuming than divorce litigation.
Barbara Nason is a trained divorce mediator and a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. Barbara can assist divorcing couples by allowing them to explore settlement options in a neutral and calm setting. Her focus is helping couples nurture the best possible future family relationships, reduce conflict, protect the children and make the best choices to achieve the best outcome.
How does it work?
Divorce mediation is a private and confidential process in which Barbara serves as the neutral third person mediator helping divorcing couples reach a mutually satisfactory settlement of the issues in their cases, which may include alimony, child support, custody and parenting time, and property division. Barbara also mediates prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Barbara (or any mediator) does not act as a judge, arbitrator or counselor but assists the spouses in reaching a voluntary agreement.
- Less expensive, negotiate sensible agreements at reasonable costs
- Avoids the expensive “win/lose” court battles
- Offers a successful transition from marriage to co-parenting your children
High Success Rate
- Mediation has a high success rate in resolving divorce issues, especially when both spouses are open to compromise and committed to reaching an agreement
Puts You In Control
- You and your spouse (not a judge) are in control of the decision-making process and have flexibility in arriving at your own solutions
- Can improve your current and future communications with your spouse which may help you if you have children
- You can still have a lawyer assist you in the process whether to review the proposed settlement agreement or to assist during the ongoing mediation process
Less Time – Less Costly
- A divorce mediation can be as long or as short as the spouses determine is necessary to negotiate a full and fair agreement.
- Each mediation session is typically two hours and can take place over a matter of weeks over a period of months, depending on the complexity of the issues involved and the willingness of the spouses to negotiate and compromise.
- Mediation almost always takes less time than going to court and is usually much less expensive than a contested litigated court case.
Attorney Barbara Nason will work with you to determine your primary goals and help you accomplish them respectfully. Contact Barbara for an initial consultation.