How to Get a Divorce Using Mediation
You can get and file a divorce using mediation. Mediation is another popular alternative path to traditional divorce though it also requires both parties to be mutually agreeable and have a relatively equal amount of power between them. Seeing a divorce mediator is only possible if you and your spouse are ready and willing to sit down with a third party professional (advisable to have that person be a Massachusetts divorce lawyer) and work out all of the issues that make up a divorce. The final result is a separation agreement that is filed with the court. This differs from collaborative divorce because it can remove the need for lawyers and other professionals entirely during the process. That said, it is a good idea to have a Massachusetts divorce attorney act as “outside counsel” review the final draft before you sign any separation agreement. However, as you can imagine, this can very quickly fail if the balance of power shifts or one party is not being truthful or simply walks away from the mediation.