How do I know if divorce mediation is right for me?

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Divorce mediation can be helpful to most couples who want to preserve their relationship as parents even though they may no longer have a relationship as husband and wife.  As long as both spouses feel confident that all income,  assets and debts will be fully disclosed to one another, mediation can be a viable and economic option.

In cases where there is concern about financial disclosures and truthfulness, mediation may not be the best choice.  Oftentimes concerns about finances are actually based on a lack of knowledge of the marital finances, rather than deception by the other spouse.  The full disclosure and review of assets and income may enable the parties to address any questions about finances they have had.   Mediation can allow for couples to actually both gain a better understanding of their finances by voluntary financial disclosures during the mediation process.  If couples feel that they are able to discuss their children and finances with the help of a neutral third party then they are generally good candidates for mediation.

Attorney Mediator Tracy Fischer is a  Massachusetts divorce mediator with offices in Danvers and Needham, Massachusetts. She provides mediation and family law services to individuals and families throughout the Boston Metro region including Andover, Beverly, Boxford, Burlington, Danvers, Gloucester, Marblehead, Newton, Needham, Peabody, Salem, Tewksbury, Topsfield, Waltham, Watertown,  Wayland, Wellesley, Weston and Wilmington, Massachusetts.