Family mediation can be useful in many scenarios. Family mediation can be used for divorce or to avoid divorce, separation, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, custody, child support, elder care, estate planning, and post-judgment modifications just to name a few of the applications. If you are unsure divorce is right for you and your spouse, you may find the benefits of mediation helpful to your family.
Divorce mediators typically handle both divorce and separation mediations. Couples who do not wish to divorce but have decided to live apart can engage in mediation to work out agreements on the care and custody of their child, financial support, and how to divide their personal property. If you and your spouse are not sure you want to file for a Massachusetts divorce, deciding to separate can provide structure and security even if you stay married.
Family mediators who help spouses avoid divorce typically work with marriage counselors to help the couple arrive at an agreement on what the couple will do to stay in the marriage. Divorce mediators can help couples that want options but may not want a divorce. A knowledgeable and experienced mediator can inform you and your spouse of your options for separation and explain what can be addressed in a separation agreement. Many mediators can help a couple separate with a formal agreement, which may provide either spouse protections or rights divorce would have granted them.
Consider working with an experienced Massachusetts divorce mediator if you want to uncouple amicably and without causing the other person harm. Divorce can be painful and traumatic, but it doesn’t have to be. Today, many couples make the decision to divorce on good terms for the benefit of their children. Some couples try to avoid divorce simply because of what might happen to their finances or their child. Separating with a formal agreement, however, can ensure the couple can separate without encountering many of the disputes that could arise over alimony, child support, and parenting time in the future. Successful separation is possible, and it can help you and your spouse avoid the stress, cost, and emotional of divorce.
Do you have questions about separation? Mediation Advantage Services is here to help. Polly A. Tatum is highly experienced in Massachusetts family law and can help you and your spouse create a separation agreement that will meet your family’s needs. Based in historic Worcester with a satellite office in Northboro, MA, our firm serves all cities and towns throughout Massachusetts and Worcester County including, Auburn, Paxton, Leicester, Sutton, Grafton, Shrewsbury, Westboro, Northboro, Southboro, Holden, Sterling, Princeton, Worcester, Charlton, Millbury, Dudley, Spencer, Brookfield, Sudbury, Natick, Framingham, Hopkinton, Milford, Blackstone, Leominster, Fitchburg, Acton, Jefferson, Barre, Oakham, Cambridge, Newton, Marlboro, Lancaster, Bolton, and Hudson. Call our office at (508) 645-6374, fill out our online form, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today to schedule your Complimentary Mediation Success Planning Session. You can also sign up for our eNewsletter or download our free e-book for more information regarding divorce in Massachusetts.