Can We Mediate Just Our Property Division?
Dividing your marital property is by no means an easy task. Oftentimes, both spouses may be reluctant to part with certain assets, especially if it means they will go to their ex-spouse. In fact, property division is commonly the most contentious part of a divorce. Because of this, the division of property often ends up being handled by attorneys in the courtroom. Typically, most couples would not be served well by leaving it up for a judge to decide. You’ve worked hard for your assets and may have developed some attachments to them. Luckily, divorce mediation is a non-adversarial way to divide your property while still staying in control of the outcome.
Divorce mediation is a particularly well-suited way to reach an agreement over the division of your property. While a judge can readily determine some issues such as child support, how to equitably divide your assets and debts may take some negotiations back and forth between you and your spouse. Divorce mediators are skilled at helping spouses negotiate an agreement they are both satisfied with, saving them the cost and stress of litigation.
Property division is no easy task, but leaving it up for a judge to decide is a high-risk approach. You can utilize divorce mediation for just the parts of your divorce you cannot reach agreement on by yourselves. It is not uncommon for couples to resort to mediation after they’ve attempted to draft a separation agreement on their own and could not compromise on one or more important issues. A skilled Massachusetts divorce mediator will be able to assist you and your spouse with working out a fair and equitable distributionof your property and debts that you can both agree on and that will be approved by the judge. If you are struggling with your property division, consider working with a skilled divorce mediator. A mediator lets you maintain control of your divorce and can help facilitate an outcome that could not have been reached through litigation. Consult with a mediator to discuss your options for dividing your property in your divorce in an amicable way.
Are you going through a divorce and have questions about your property division? If so, Mediation Advantage Services can help you. Experienced in complex divorce mediation, Polly A. Tatum will work hard to ensure you can successfully mediate your property division, saving you from the stress and cost of litigation. Based in historic Worcester, 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, today to schedule your Complimentary Mediation Success Planning Session. You can also sign up for our eNewsletter or download our free guide for more information regarding divorce in Massachusetts.