Child Custody Mediation Lawyer in Worcester Helping You Reach a Child Support Solution
Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Law Office of Polly Tatum provides affordable family law mediation services to individuals and families throughout the area. Our office is led by Attorney Polly A. Tatum, an experienced lawyer who has personally conducted more than 3,000 family law mediations in the Worcester area since 1997.
As long as your child support agreement serves the best interests of your child/children, it will likely be approved. This process allows you to work with the other parent of your child to reach an agreement rather than have an impartial judge rule on the future of your family.
Contact the Law Office of Polly Tatum to speak with our experienced lawyers from our Worcester child support mediation firm about your situation. Call 508-795-1557 for a strategy session.
What is Child Custody Mediation?
Child custody mediation is a process through which divorcing or separated parents can work with a mediator, who is a neutral third party, to come to a child custody agreement regarding the custody of their children. The process is often less adversarial and more productive than going to court and litigating the issue of child custody.
Through mediation, we can help you and the other parent of your child with the following:
- Discussing your personal points of view regarding child support
- Negotiate and draft a child support agreement suited to your situation
- Reach a mutual resolution that is tailored to your unique family dynamic
If you are going through a divorce or separation and have children, you should consider child custody mediation as an option for resolving your child custody dispute. The Law Office of Polly Tatum has experience mediating child custody cases in Worcester, MA, and can help you come to a child custody agreement. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
How Can a Child Custody Agreement Through Mediating Help Me?
If parents cannot agree on monthly child support payments after a divorce and wish to deviate from the standards dictated by Massachusetts law, conflicts can be emotionally-heated and can quickly grow out of control. The parent receiving support may feel cheated out of fair payment, whereas the parent paying support may feel forced to pay an unmanageable amount.
Turning to the traditional court process to resolve a child support dispute usually ends up costing both parents more money. Child custody mediation could be helpful if you can work collaboratively to reach a resolution. In mediation sessions to resolve child support conflicts, the two disputing parties are given the opportunity to express their points of view and provide evidence to a neutral person trained in dispute resolution. The mediator does not issue a binding decision (like a judge or arbitrator would) but instead helps the parties come to an acceptable compromise.
What are the Costs of Child Support Mediation?
In most cases, mediation is a less expensive and faster dispute resolution option than traditional litigation. In the mediation process, it is not necessary for each parent to hire a separate lawyer; this reduces out-of-pocket expenses. Also, a skilled mediator can often help the parties reach a compromise agreement in just a few sessions, which also helps to lower costs.
Should I Contact a Child Custody Lawyer?
If you have questions about using mediation to resolve a child support dispute or another family law issue, contact our office to schedule your strategy session. Our Worcester child support mediation lawyer can answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.
We encourage you to reach out to our firm at your earliest convenience. Call us at 508-795-1557 or use our online contact form.