A Worcester County Attorney Informing You on the Divorce Mediation Process

Take advantage of our more than two decades of family law experience

When you’re going through a divorce, you may be experiencing a wide range of emotions. However, it’s important to remember that the best divorce settlements are those in which both spouses reach amicable, fair agreements on issues related to child custody, child support, alimony and the division of marital property. Mediation is a great way to achieve this, and the Law Offices of Mark W. Bartolomei in Worcester has years of experience in this area. This form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) allows you and your spouse to achieve the best outcome possible while avoiding the stress and expenses of messy litigation. To get the most out of the process, consult with an experienced divorce lawyer.

Custody, support and asset division through divorce mediation

In mediation, both parties meet with a neutral mediator, who facilitates an open discussion and encourages compromise. Mediators are known for being able to clear up any points of miscommunication or contention, breaking down issues so that both spouses can see the big picture. This process works best for couples who can maintain a reasonable level of civility, remain open-minded and work together to achieve resolutions. If you are considering mediation, as opposed to litigation or a settlement, you also need to identify beforehand your objectives involving child support, the division of property and child custody.

The following are some of the main benefits of divorce mediation:

  • Save time and costs. Instead of delaying a resolution with drawn-out litigation, you can minimize the time and expense of the entire divorce process.
  • Protect your children. Children are often negatively impacted during divorce. Placing your focus on achieving the best outcome for them also gives you and your spouse the opportunity to come to reasonable agreements that benefit your family in the long run.
  • Results that meet your needs. Arguing with your spouse until the judge makes a final decision is a lose-lose situation. The mediation process gives you both the opportunity to state your goals and work toward a sound resolution.

An attorney can help you engage in divorce mediation

While mediation is not right for every situation, it might be an option for you and your spouse when working toward a divorce settlement. Attorney Mark Bartolomei and his team are experienced in the mediation process and can help you identify and pursue your interests involving property, child custody, child support and other issues, and help you decide if mediation is right for you.

Call now to learn more about divorce mediation in Worcester County

To explore your mediation options, set up a free consultation with the Law Office of Mark W. Bartolomei by calling 508.754.5900 or contacting us online. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, with after-hours and weekend appointments available upon request. Our firm is conveniently located in Worcester County(with a satellite office in Framingham), and our team serves people throughout the communities of Oxford, Shrewsbury, Marlborough and Milford in central Massachusetts.