People who have been involved in mediation generally express a high degree of satisfaction with the results. The clients make all of the decisions; the mediator facilitates and guides the negotiation of a written agreement for presentment/approval of the Court.
Mediation is a voluntary and confidential process that relies on a trained neutral mediator to help parties, in a dispute, reach a mutually acceptable agreement within the parameters of Massachusetts law. Mediation is typically less costly and takes less time than traditional litigation involving two lawyers.
The mediator helps the parties identify issues and maintains a supportive environment that encourages open and honest discussion. Our mediators, who are experienced attorneys, provide essential, practical and legal information that enables the mediation participants to make informed, self-determined decisions in a comfortable and emotionally supportive environment. As a third party neutral, we help parties reach reasonable goals in their negotiations and are invested in finding a solution to satisfy all parties.
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The mediation process provides added benefits beyond the settlement. Because both parties have a personal investment in the agreement and have worked together to reach solutions, they are less likely to have problems in the future.