In divorce mediation, do we always meet together or can we meet separately with the mediator?


Most often, couples meet together with the mediator. A technique called “caucusing” may be used by a mediator in order to have private conversations with each spouse – in conjunction with meeting together. It would be used for a limited duration- with the main portion of the mediation involving the couple meeting together.

This technique is used with different frequency depending on the particular mediator and the particular circumstances of the couple. For instance, it may be used when emotions are very difficult.  These conversations between the mediator and one spouse are not to be seen as necessarily confidential and can be used to further the mediation process.

Divorce mediation is an alternative to divorce litigation and is often the best option for couples.  Divorce mediator, Attorney Tracy Fischer is a  Greater Boston metro family law and divorce mediator. Speaking with an experienced Massachusetts divorce mediator is often the best way to resolve your divorce amicably. Tracy 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.