Don’t waste money, don’t make yourself miserable…

Divorce is painful, and court only adds to your misery. It’s draining and expensive. With mediation, you can resolve everything quickly–often in just a few meetings.

As an attorney with a practice devoted exclusively to divorce mediation, I can help you divorce peacefully–at a fraction of the cost of a court divorce.

Meetings in person or by Zoom.

What Is Divorce Mediation?

In divorce mediation, you work out a divorce agreement with the help of a neutral person, the mediator. As a mediator, I don’t represent either of you in the traditional lawyer-client sense. I help you communicate to ensure that you resolve everything you need for a solid divorce agreement. Working together, we’ll settle matters peacefully and quickly–all in a comfortable and private setting (unlike court).

How Divorce Mediation Helps You

Less expensive. Mediation is almost always less expensive than a court-involved divorce.

Faster. Mediated divorces normally settle in a few sessions, unlike the many months that a court divorce can last.

Private. Court is a public forum. The most intimate aspects of your life can be aired. Mediation is private.

Flexibility. You choose the times to meet, on your schedule, not the court’s.

Success. With a mediated settlement, you’re far less likely to return to court with future disputes. Mediation truly is the civil approach that allows you to move on with your life.

Control. Mediation lets you control the decisions that affect you most. The court process is simply not designed that way.

How We Work Together

Initial Phone Call. You and I will discuss any questions you may have about mediation. If you'd like, we'll schedule a time for a meeting with you and your spouse.

Questionnaire. I’ll e-mail you a brief questionnaire to complete before we meet.

First Meeting . We’ll discuss mediation and anything else you'd like. The first meeting also gives you the opportunity to decide if we’re a good “fit” and if mediation is right for you.

Meetings. We’ll meet again to resolve any matters that remain open. I’ll then e-mail you a draft agreement. I urge you to review it with an independent attorney, although this would be your decision.

Final Meeting. Once you both tell me that the agreement is acceptable, I’ll prepare all the documents needed to file a “no-fault” divorce. We’ll then schedule a time for you to sign the papers and to discuss your court date.

Court. In Massachusetts, you’re required to go to court to have a judge review your agreement. I’ll fully prepare you about where to go, who to see, and what to say.

As a practicing attorney for many years, I’m proud to devote my practice to divorce mediation. It offers a sensible and dignified alternative to traditional divorce. It may sound a bit corny, but I like to think I’m playing a small part in making the world a bit more peaceful.

Considering Divorce Mediation?

If you have questions or you’d like to schedule a meeting, please call or e-mail me. Thank you.

Meetings in office, by phone conference, or by Zoom.

Atty. Daniel E. Dalton

Divorce Mediator


Office
9 Fletcher Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824
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Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 to 5
Saturday meetings available

Phone
978-319-0575

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