Massachusetts Divorce Mediators
Click on any MA county below to find a divorce mediator in your area.
This directory includes MA divorce mediators who handle family cases in the following towns: Brookline, Littleton, Newton, Norwell, Wellesley Hills.
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While divorce is an emotional process, it is also a legal process. To aid in making informed legal decisions and prepare for your divorce there are several things you should know and do as part of that preparation. Because divorce is a legal proceeding the Massachusetts rules and statutes of divorce must be followed.
If children are involved you should know what the Massachusetts child support services are.
An important step in the process is to finding a competent, reliable divorce attorney or mediator. All Massachusetts lawyers have Rules of Conduct that they must adhere to. Another valuable resource would be the Massachusetts Bar Association. The proper professional can help you explore your options and reach a conclusion that is best for you and your family.
Educate yourself and refer to the many useful resources found online. Find out where your local family court is and familiarize yourself with it. You can do this by checking out the Massachusetts court system website.
All divorce attorney / lawyer / mediator listings are a paid attorney / lawyer / mediator advertisements, and do not in any way constitute a referral or endorsement by an approved or authorized lawyer referral service. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. The information provided is not intended to be legal advice, but merely conveys general information related to divorce issues commonly encountered.
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