Can divorce mediation work for us?

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My husband and I are getting divorced and we’re considering working with a Boston divorce mediator.  He’s all for it as it’ll be less expensive than us both hiring attorneys, but I’m not so sure.  Is it appropriate to go through divorce mediation if my husband has physically threatened me?

ANSWER:

If you feel in any way physically or emotionally intimidated by your spouse then mediation may not be the appropriate choice for you. When there have been significant threats over a period of time such that a spouse feels fearful then not only would mediation not be a good option but it would also probably not work.  Where there was perhaps one incident during a time of heightened emotions over the issue of the divorce occurring, and this was an unusual behavior, then mediation could still certainly be an option as long as both parties felt comfortable with the process.

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