Helping families find peaceful and respectful solutions for divorce, custody, support and property division.
Costly, stressful, emotionally draining – that’s how most people would describe the process of reaching a divorce agreement, but it doesn’t have to be this difficult. If you and your partner want an amicable divorce, consider divorce mediation.
Family law mediation puts your needs and the needs of your children first as you and your spouse work together to create a separation agreement a Massachusetts family court judge can approve. The benefits of family law and divorce mediation are many, including cost savings, time savings, increased satisfaction with the outcome, and a much greater degree of privacy.
I’m Carolan Hardy, a Massachusetts family law attorney and divorce mediator with offices in Quincy and Hingham. I started Divorce and Family Mediation Services (DFMS) in 2007 to help my clients find cost-effective, workable solutions to the issues of divorce – property division, alimony, child support, child custody and parenting plans.
Divorce mediation can be an effective solution for resolving property disputes, regardless of the size and complexity of the marital estate. In fact, many couples with significant assets prefer mediation because of the privacy it affords. The details of your marital assets and family and personal issues will not be aired in court.
Mediation can also be used to resolve issues after a divorce has been finalized. For example, if changing circumstances have made your parenting plan unworkable, Mediation can also be used to resolve issues after a divorce has been finalized. For example, if changing circumstances have made your parenting plan unworkable, child custody mediation can help you define the terms of a new agreement that you can take to court to request a modification. child custody mediation can help you define the terms of a new agreement that you can take to court to request a modification.
Is a spouse stationed overseas in the military or living in another state? Online mediation may be an option for you. I provide that service.
Learn more about how mediation can help you achieve a peaceful and respectful solution to your family law matter. Call 617-750-9709 to schedule a free initial consultation with a Hingham divorce mediator. You can also contact me online. I respond promptly to all calls and emails.