Bristol County Divorce Attorney Discusses Meeting with the Spouses During Mediation
When mediating a divorce in Massachusetts as a Bristol County Divorce Attorney, my preference is to meet with both spouses together. However, there’s no rule requiring that it just be both spouses and myself. Sometimes, it’s necessary to separate the individuals so that I can learn a little bit more information about an issue from one spouse versus the other. In that case, as a Bristol County Divorce Attorney I would give both spouses the opportunity to talk to me individually. However, that’s not my preferred approach because I find that people might be a little put out or concerned that you’re favoring the other spouse and I would never want to give that impression because the role of a mediator is to be neutral. That’s why I try to keep the parties together most of the time.
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This educational blog was brought to you by Cynthia Hanley, an experienced Bristol County Divorce Attorney.