Parker Mediation has been mediating divorces and other family matters for over 10 years. We meet simultaneously with husband and wife to identify and address all the issues necessary to file for and obtain court approval of a divorce plan in Massachusetts. Our trained and certified mediators are attorneys with long experience in domestic relations matters. Briefly, mediation provides an opportunity for the parties to retain complete control and confidentiality of the process at considerably less expense and aggravation than an adversarial proceeding. We do not meet with parties individually, as that could cause concerns about our neutrality. Even though we are attorneys, we do not represent either party as legal counsel, so there is no attorney-client privilege. There are, however, statutory provisions for confidentiality in discussions with mediators.
We meet the first time for a no-obligation, no charge session for up to a half hour to explain the process and answer your questions. If both parties are satisfied and wish to continue, we can start right at that time, or schedule a full session for a later time. If one party does not wish to continue, then or at any time after that, the process stops. When we continue, we meet for sessions lasting between 1 and 2 hours until all the issues necessary to be addressed have been resolved and the matter is ready to be presented to the court. We provide all the necessary paperwork to be filed, and prepare you for your court appearance. The number of sessions depends on how readily the issues between the parties are resolved. Most mediations run between 3 and 8 sessions, occasionally more. The interval between sessions is up to the parties.
The Worcester divorce mediators and the Cape Cod divorce mediators at Parker Mediation provide professional mediation services to individuals and families throughout Massachusetts with offices serving Worcester County, Central Massachusetts, Boston metro-west, and Cape Cod and the Islands.