What is
Divorce Mediation?

Mediation is a settlement process run by a trained, neutral third party called a mediator.
This process helps those seeking divorce to come to a successful resolution during a very stressful time.


Litigation can take a long time, be emotionally and financially exhausting,
and end with results that are decided by a judge.

Everyone knows or has heard of someone who was dragged through a painful and expensive litigated divorce. A judge often makes the final determination—and so the parties have little say in the outcome of their divorce. Usually one person “wins” and the other person “loses.” Things are said in court that cannot be taken back, and often an audience is listening. More often than not, parties wind up hating each other. Future co-parenting can be very difficult as a result.

Mediation puts you in charge and helps you discover how you will manage
financially and emotionally as you move forward in your lives.

Worcester County Mediation provides you with a trained neutral mediator who will give you the information to be able to make informed decisions regarding the custody and care of your children, the division of your assets and liabilities, child and spousal support, and many other issues that the law requires you to resolve in your agreement. Worcester County Mediation handles this process so that you will complete an agreement that you can proactively live with and manage. This greatly lessens the probability of future adversarial court appearances, such as contempt charges and modifications to your agreement.


The benefits of Mediation include but are not limited to:

  • Mediation is affordable and cost effective.
  • The parties control the outcome of their case.
  • Your divorce is completed faster than through a traditional divorce.
  • The process is confidential and private.
  • Mediation is emotionally easier for yourself and your children.
  • You can stop the mediation at any time and hire private attorneys.
  • Mediation is not time sensitive. You can take as much time as you need to settle your disagreements.
  • Both parties can discuss possible future scenarios and deal with them proactively.
  • The process helps preserve whatever relationship is left to be able to better co-parent in the future.
  • You can start mediation even if you have already started court proceedings.
  • A neutral third party controls the communication if it escalates.
  • Mediation is also helpful for spouses who cannot communicate without an argument.

Topics discussed include
but are not limited to:

  • parenting plans (visitation agreements)
  • vacations/holidays/birthdays
  • child support
  • spousal support & alimony
  • property division
  • health/life insurance
  • college payments
  • pension/retirement division
  • division of assets and liabilities