What Is Post-Divorce Mediation?

What Is Post-Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation keeps your future in your hands by allowing you and your spouse to make all the important decisions about your divorce. Still, sometimes a couple may need to resort to post-divorce mediation to address newly arisen issues that warrant a change in their separation agreement. It’s OK to need to revisit the agreement you and your spouse created. Life after divorce is anything but steady and predictable. Sometimes your agreement may need a modification of one or more issues. These modifications are often best dealt with on your own in mediation. Post-divorce mediation can help you and your ex meet the challenges that inevitably come about in your life after you divorce. Issues commonly addressed in post-divorce mediation include child support and child custody modifications and changes in alimony.

Once the dust has settled after divorce, you may quickly begin to realize the reality of your situation. Maybe the parenting time schedule you had so thoughtfully worked out in mediation suddenly isn’t feasible or the alimony amount you both agreed upon is insufficient to meet your needs. Despite best intentions, no one can foresee all the challenges and changes ahead of them after divorce. Some of those challenges, such as issues with the care and custody of your child, need to be addressed formally. Significant changes in circumstances may warrant a modification. Taking your modification to a Massachusetts Probate and Family Court can be time consuming and the cost of the action may outweigh the benefits.

Opting for post-divorce mediation can help you and your spouse face your new challenges and reach an agreement on what needs to be changed, if anything. Modifying your alimony or child support or altering your parenting plan for the benefit of your child can be executed amicably and cooperatively in the mediation environment. No one wants to return to court after a divorce. Luckily, you don’t have to. Consider working with an experienced Massachusetts divorce mediator to address your post-divorce issues. Mediation can help you work through your current issues and return to your normal lives without forcing you to relive the divorce experience in court.

 

If you have questions about post-divorce mediation, Mediation Advantage Services can assist you. Experienced in divorce mediation, Polly A. Tatum can help you and your spouse successfully resolve post-divorce issues through non-adversarial mediation. 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 508-795-1557, fill out our online form, or email us at info@mediationadvantage.com 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.

 

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