Divorce should be a process for unhappy couples to move forward to a happier life. Unfortunately, in today’s legal system, the process of getting divorced can make people more embittered. At Swanson & Moors, LLC, we have the tools tailored to meet your needs. Depending on your desired approach, we find the individualized method that works best for you.
What Is Mediation?
Mediation is a controlled and non-confrontational process that allows people involved in a family law dispute to talk about the issues involved. Based on this discussion, it allows them to form an agreement that works for both parties.
Mediation is different from hiring an attorney and appearing before a judge. The mediator is neutral and does not represent either party. Further, the mediator does not make any judgment or decisions— he simply identifies the points of disagreement, like child support or child custody. That way the parties can concentrate on fixing only the parts that are broken.
To meet your unique needs, we offer several forms of mediation. We offer mediation with just the individuals and a certified mediator present. We also offer mediation that incorporates the assistance of attorneys and specialists.
Why Choose Mediation?
Mediation is a good choice for many divorcing couples because is often quicker and less expensive than divorce litigation in Massachusetts courts. In this no-court method, your paperwork goes to court, but you don’t have to. It also gives couples more control over the potential outcomes of litigation.
When litigation occurs, the parties involved must follow the judge’s order. However, parties who engage in mediation control their own fate. They have the power to create a unique solution that fits them better.