If you are considering divorce mediation, it is important to choose the right mediator. For some lawyers, mediation is a service they offer on the side, but their practices are primarily divorce litigation based. Such lawyers may have difficulty allowing the parties to craft their own settlement. While being an advocate is an asset in litigation, it may not be so helpful when the parties in mediation.
When you choose our law firm to handle your family law mediation, you will work with a committed neutral, Patricia Watson. Patricia has been a divorce mediator for over 20 years and an attorney since 1979. She is certified as a mediator by the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation. She comes to mediation with no bias, only a thorough understanding of the law and years of experience in mediation. In order to maintain her neutrality, Patricia does not offer individual representation to people seeking a divorce or other family law matters. She is strictly a neutral.
The Benefits Of Divorce Mediation
If you and your spouse hope to resolve family law issues without the emotional strain and costs associated with litigation, mediation may be an ideal alternative. Mediation offers a less adversarial alternative. During the mediation process, you retain the power to make decisions. You are leaving decisions regarding your family or assets over to a judge or attorneys. You do not have to worry about waiting for a trial date, so matters can be resolved on your own time. Mediation is also less expensive than traditional methods of divorce.
Mediation is especially beneficial for couples with children, since it helps them develop more productive methods of communication and resolving differences. It opens channels of communication, whereas litigation frequently closes them. This often proves beneficial as parents will have to work together to co-parent their children for many years following the divorce.
Free 30-Minute Consultation About Mediation
Call 978-462-3177 or email to learn more about how our family law mediation services have helped families through difficult issues in Topsfield, Newburyport and throughout Essex County, Massachusetts.