Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer Discusses Going Through Mediation Prior to Divorce
I am often asked as a Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer about the process of mediation prior to divorce. Generally, you would go to a mediator and work through any differences you have with your spouse and the terms of your divorce. For instance, you might have a difference with your spouse on what the parenting schedule is, or you might have a difference over whether or not you take 401k money versus the equity in the house. These are all things that you would discuss during mediation. Once the mediation is complete you will get the agreement, the joint petition, some affidavits, all which would be required to file for the divorce.
I advise my clients as a Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer that we will give you the paperwork to file as it needs to be filed for a divorce and the only thing you have to do after the mediation is go to a notre republic to acknowledge that you’re signing everything freely and voluntarily. You will file it with the court and then you’ll get a hearing date and the divorce will be final 120 days after that.
If you have questions about the mediated divorce process, contact our experienced Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer to walk you through this sensitive time.
This educational blog was brought to you by Cynthia Hanley, an experienced Massachusetts Divorce Lawyer.