Mediation Services

Mediation Services

Mediation can be an efficient and cost-effective alternative to traditional litigation and is an increasingly popular option for divorce and family law clients.

Through mediation, the parties will work together with one of our neutral mediators to identify any major areas of disagreement and work towards arriving at a mutually acceptable divorce or other family law agreement.  You will work with a mediator through focused two-hour mediation sessions, scheduled at a pace that is comfortable for the parties.  The number of sessions required to arrive at a final agreement varies based on each couple’s unique circumstances.

Our mediators assist the parties in reaching an agreement on every essential term,  which may include custody of children, alimony, property distribution, and other issues.  Mediation allows the parties to make their own decisions and control the process with the help of a legally knowledgeable and trained professional mediator.  Mediation is a voluntary process and only works if the parties are willing to make a good faith effort to reach an agreement.

Once a final agreement is reached, our mediators will prepare a comprehensive written agreement that addresses all issues in a format that is acceptable to the court.  Once complete, the parties will submit their agreement to the Probate and Family Court, along with additional paperwork.  The mediator cannot attend the parties’ hearing, but will review the process with the parties in detail to ensure each is aware of the procedure and mechanics of obtaining the desired uncontested outcome.

Our office charges a simple flat rate per mediation session, which may be shared by the parties, and which is payable at the time of each session.

Charles River Law Partners, LLC represents clients in Suffolk County, Middlesex County, Essex County, Norfolk County, Plymouth County, Bristol County, Worcester County, Hampden County, and Franklin County.
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