Family mediation uses the same principles applicable in general mediation. The parties voluntarily participate in a confidential process guided by a neutral mediator. Co-parenting children is made easier when skills learned in mediation are used to manage the children’s schedules.
Family mediation is a collaborative and cooperative process. The mediator helps create a safe and secure setting where people learn to communicate more effectively and develop strategies for planning the future parenting schedule.
The mediation process is “child focused” and the strengths and abilities of each parent are identified to support the children’s needs. Parents are encouraged to continue to be mutually responsible and involved in major decisions regarding the children’s welfare. Through mediation, both parties maintain strong relationships with the children by assuring that the children have frequent and continued contact with both parents.
Family Mediation is designed to help the parties develop a plan for continued parenting following a divorce or separation and also in cases where the parties were never married. Family Mediation is appropriate for unmarried couples.
The mediator will help you to focus on your strengths and use those skills to promote the best interests of the children. Parents generally want to maintain control over the decisions that need to be made for their children. Mediation helps the parties to develop skills to communicate with each other to coordinate the parenting plan. The mediator will not decide who should be the “primary caretaker”. The parties themselves will make this determination after the parenting schedule is created.
Parker Mediation can help if you have a question about Child Support, parenting plans, primary residence, primary custody, sole custody, joint custody, or shared custody.
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Our case manager will answer your questions about the mediation process and match you with an experienced mediator. Your mediator will explain the divorce mediation process in more detail and then you decide if mediation is right for you. Call 508 795 0200.
Parker Mediation provides professional family law and divorce mediation services to parents and families throughout Massachusetts with offices located at 490 Shrewsbury Street (Route 9, Boston Worcester Road) in Worcester, serving clients in Worcester County, Metro West and Central Massachusetts.