Divorce Mediation in Newton & Boston

Minimize the Stress & Expense of a Divorce in Middlesex County, MA

Divorce is often a painful, emotionally charged situation, however, it doesn't have to be. If you and your spouse can come to an agreement, mediation could be an option that works for you. With mediation in Newton, you may be able to avoid the stress, expense, and time associated with divorce trial.

During the process of mediation, you are able to put your needs and the needs of your children first. You will sit down with our mediators and learn about the laws that govern marital assets, custody, support, and more. You will then be able to negotiate a settlement without a court action.

By putting yourself and your spouse in the driver’s seat, you can agree on mutually beneficial and equitable decisions about your property, finances, and children. Another significant benefit of mediation is that it keeps your private affairs, such as the details of your marital assets and personal information about your family, out of court and the public record.

If you are interested in pursuing mediation, speak with one of our Newton mediators at The Halks Firm. We are committed to minimizing the strain of a divorce. To learn more, call (781) 995-0107.

What Issues Can be Mediated?

Issues that are commonly mediated include:

During a divorce, maximize your security and control by pursuing mediation options. Maintain decision-making power while saving time, money, and tension. At The Halks Firm, we are also prepared to litigate when that is in your best interests.

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Divorce is generally not considered an easy experience to go through. However, there are different approaches spouses can take toward dissolving their marriage that can make it go a little more smoothly. One of these options is known as divorce mediation. Through this method, spouses can negotiate a divorce settlement with the help of a mediator and their respective attorneys. If you and your spouse are going through a divorce and would like to minimize the stress and the emotional and financial costs of going through litigation, you might want to consider divorce mediation.

Below is a list of some of the benefits you can enjoy when you opt for divorce mediation:

  • It is far less stressful: Divorce proceedings require multiple court appearances, frequent attorney meetings, and has an inherently adversarial tone. If the two of you share children, this can create some bad blood that will turn co-parenting into a bumpy road. Mediation, on the other hand, is less stressful for the whole family and helps ease tensions. Additionally, through the process of negotiating a divorce settlement, you can foster a better co-parenting relationship.
  • It is less expensive: While no two situations are alike, on average, the cost of divorce mediation is about 40% to 60% less than divorce litigation. This is due to the fact that it often takes less time to divorce through mediation. When your case goes through litigation, you are at the mercy of the court’s schedule, which can result in more costs.
  • It is more flexible: Mediation also allows for more flexibility since you and your spouse get to create your own schedule and decide when you will have your mediation sessions. This is also why divorce mediation takes less time than litigation.
  • It is private and confidential: When you dissolve your marriage through divorce litigation, you air the details of your situation in a public courtroom, allowing anyone who might be present at the time to hear the most intimate details about your life. When you choose divorce mediation, the details of your divorce will remain private.
  • It is child-friendly: In case we did not already stress this enough, divorce mediation is incredibly beneficial for children. Custody battles can be emotionally charged and sometimes this can affect them if the situation gets too heated. Through mediation, you can protect your children from having to appear in court and testifying. This is already a difficult time for them, so try to do what you can to make the situation easier for them.

To learn more about our services and how they could benefit you, contact us at (781) 995-0107.

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