Beverly MA Divorce Mediation Lawyer

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Resolving Your Dissolution or Custody Issues Out of Court

Disagreeing on the big issues does not mean that litigation is inevitable. The perspective of a neutral third party can lead to new solutions or meaningful compromise. Increasingly, voluntary and court-ordered mediation provides an alternative to divisive courtroom battles.

Beverly MA, Divorce Mediation

David M. Gabriel & Associates provides experienced divorce mediation for couples of Beverly and the surrounding areas of Boston Massachusetts. I have practiced in family law for more than 25 years, and maintain offices in Beverly, Salem and Burlington. I am a certified through Mediation Works Inc. as a civil mediator and specifically as a mediator for issues arising in divorce and child custody:

  • Division of marital assets and debt allocation
  • Physical and legal custody
  • Parenting plans (visitation schedules)
  • What to do with the house
  • Alimony and child support
  • Health insurance for a spouse or children
  • College expenses
  • Relocation out of state with a minor child (removal)
  • Grandparents' rights
  • Resolution of contempts (violations of court orders)

The Benefits of Divorce Mediation

Less stress and confrontation — Mediation allows divorcing partners to gain closure without vilifying each other. Divorce is seen as a problem to fix, not a contest to "one-up" or "outfox" each other.

Less impact on the children — Mediating leaves the relationship you have as parents intact, focusing on workable arrangements for the future rather than badmouthing each other's parenting skills.

More control — The outcome of divorce mediation is more predictable than a solution imposed by a court.

Less time and expense — Litigation drains your family's resources and drags the process out with months between court dates. Depending on the complexity of your estate and custody issues, mediation can resolve matters in as few as four sessions.

Mediation does require setting aside emotions and being open to compromise. It also requires preparation — you will not have independent legal counsel during sessions.

To learn more about mediation and how I can help, please call 978-712-4825 or 978-998-6829.