Mediation Benefits Divorcing Couples
Going through a divorce can be an emotional, stressful and seemingly unending experience. When children are involved, the legal aspects of divorce, property division and alimony are compounded by child custody, support, visitations and other issues.
Mediation is a more cost-efficient and speedier method to finalizing a divorce agreement. Winchester, Massachusetts-based Legal Solutions, LLC offers experienced, neutral counsel and mediation services to couples with or without children.
Brett Little is the founding and managing member of Legal Solutions, LLC an attorney with years of big-firm legal experience, who now focuses his efforts on business and family law mediation.
Mediation can help couples resolve family law and divorce-related matters including:
- Child custody
- Property, asset and debt division
Begin the Divorce Mediation Process
Call Legal Solutions at (617) 892-4208 or send an e-mail to take the first step in securing a divorce agreement. Brett Little, principal mediator, will explain your options and the benefits to settling issues through mediation or, if necessary, refer you to a colleague for litigation.
Generally, settling a divorce through the court system consumes more time, money, energy and patience than is necessary. Here are just a few of the reasons that mediation is the superior approach in divorce situations:
Affordable: Legal Solutions is up front about charges involved in mediation versus traditional litigation. At a fraction of the costs of litigation, a mediated solution is much more cost-effective.
Unbiased: Divorcing couples can rest assured that their perspectives will be heard in a safe environment, will be kept confidential and will be considered when coming to an agreement. Legal Solutions will often recommend two mediators where, in the interests of a balanced mediation, parties may feel the need to air their grievances with a member of their own gender.
Controlled: An effective mediator will ensure that both sides are empowered and all factors are considered. Mediators pay close attention to the power balance between the spouses and use specific techniques to address any imbalances, keeping the participants on an even playing field.
Thorough: Depending on the scope of the issues and assets, Legal Solutions will consider all perspectives and what each party's goals are. If additional resources or points of view are required, Legal Solutions will bring in experts like certified divorce financial planners, accountants, appraisers, therapists or others as needed.
Lasting: When a resolution is achieved through mediation, the parties are motivated to see it succeed because they have come to it themselves. Participants improve communications while acquiring the tools for preventing future conflicts.
Call a Professional Divorce Lawyer
Contact Legal Solutions today to help you come to a mutually agreeable divorce agreement. Legal Solutions serves the Arlington and North Shore areas of Massachusetts. Either call (617) 892-4208 or send an e-mail to learn more about how mediation could work for you.