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Divorce Mediator

Divorce Mediator

To David Gabriel from divorce client: I’m not sure how to thank you for your kindness, legal guidance, friendship, & humor but no other person could fill your shoes! With much gratitude.

North Andover

I needed the honest and straight forward advice of an attorney. Your carefully advised me of my options and then represented me in a very professional and aggressive manner, resulting in the best outcome I could have hoped for in my situation.

Beverly, Massachusetts

He had uncanny insight in knowing what information had to be sought after. He never allowed the other party to waste my time or money. His diligence, persistence and thoroughness not only won me my case, but more than I ever expected.

Donna T. Waltham

Your excellent legal representation saved Josephs life. People often joke about lawyers and refer to them in cruel ways. Its too bad because you are such an exceptional human being. Thank you!

Lisa & Joseph
Peabody, MA

I would like to express my sincere thanks and gratitude for the professional, yet down-to-earth manner in which you recently represented me. You answered all of my questions both thoroughly and truthfully.

Peabody, MA

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Certified Family and Divorce Mediator

Resolving Your Divorce 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.

We provide experienced family and divorce mediation. Attorney David Gabriel is a certified family law and divorce mediator. He is certified through Mediation Works Inc. as a civil mediator and specifically as a mediator for issues arising in divorce and family law.

  • 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.

Learn if Mediation Works For You

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 the mediation process and whether mediation may be a viable alternative for your situation, please call to speak with a certified family and divorce mediator.

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