Westford Mediation Lawyers

Divorce and other family law issues are often associated with court litigation in which the parties battle against one another to obtain their goals. For many individuals facing divorce, child custody, or other issues, the adversarial process of courtroom litigation is not what they want to put themselves or their children through. Such litigation is expensive, time-consuming, and can take an emotional toll on everyone involved. Luckily, other alternatives are available to resolve family law cases with mediation being a popular choice.

At Ryder & Phelps, P.C., we offer a holistic approach to resolving your issues which means we are here to address all of your needs and the impact your case can have across all aspects of your life. Thus, we are proponents of using mediation in which constructive communication and cooperation in finding acceptable solutions to issues are used as opposed to building a case against the other side. Three of our attorneys are MCLE Rule 8 certified mediators who are often appointed by the local courts to help disputing parties reach mutual agreements. 

Want to avoid a courtroom battle? Discuss the matter with a Westford mediation attorney at Ryder & Phelps, P.C. in a confidential consultation. Call (978) 381-1660 or contact us online for an appointment.

What Is Mediation?

Mediation is an informal process in which a neutral third party, the mediator, helps parties resolve their disagreements through positive communication, problem-solving, and the desire to reach an acceptable agreement outside of the court system. Mediators are trained to facilitate the process and, unlike judges, do not make decisions for you as to how the matter should be resolved. The mediator’s role is to help you and the other party voluntarily reach your own decisions that will work for everyone’s good.

Mediators can do the following:

  • Help you identify issues
  • Help you understand and build upon common interests 
  • Help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of your case
  • Encourage problem-solving toward an acceptable goal
  • Help you explore options
  • Finalize your settlement agreement so that it can be presented to the court

Mediation is commonly called for in divorce and child custody issues. Once you have settled, the court will review your agreement and will generally approve it as long as it meets court standards and policy. 

  • “I was very new to the legal side of my case and he was so helpful and i honestly could not have gotten luckier with him.” - Jessica S.
  • “The entire time this office has had my daughters best interest. Everyone in the office was fast at responding and knew their information.” - Stephanie J.
  • “Please consider using this law office, you will not be disappointed, they are the best!” - Cathie R.

    What Are the Advantages of Mediation?

    Mediation has many advantages:

    • It is done privately and confidentially outside of the public forum of a court
    • It is less expensive because it does not need litigation
    • It is less time-consuming because you are not dependent on court schedules and it can take place at your convenience
    • You remain in control of the decisions made as opposed to being subject to the dictates of a judge
    • It fosters positive communication which can improve future interaction, such as between coparents, making it positive as opposed to counterproductive
    • Agreements reached in this manner are generally better adhered to because of having been made voluntarily 

    At Ryder & Phelps, P.C., you will have the benefit of respected mediators with extensive experience in resolving cases to the mutual benefit of both sides. We will work with you from start to finish, helping you prepare for the process with the necessary information and documentation that may be needed, such as financial statements, and more. Then we can assist you in reaching satisfactory agreements in which everyone works together for the benefit of all. 

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