Don't waste money or make yourself miserable...

Divorce is painful, and court only adds to your expense and misery. As a longtime attorney devoted exclusively to divorce mediation, I can help you divorce peacefully, at a fraction of the cost of a court divorce, with my fixed-price divorce mediation package.

Free consultation, in office or by Zoom.

What Is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation lets you come to 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 resolve everything you need for a solid divorce agreement, and I'll prepare all the papers you'll need for a joint no-fault divorce. Working together, we'll settle matters quickly--in a setting that's peaceful and private.

How Divorce Mediation Helps You

Cost. Mediation is far less expensive than court. I offer a free half-hour meeting so you can learn more. Click for details on my fixed-price divorce mediation package.

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

Free Consultation. A no-charge half-hour meeting will help you decide if mediation is right for you and if I'm the right mediator for you. After we meet, if you want to schedule an in-depth meeting, I'll give you a questionnaire and some homework to do so that we address all matters thoroughly.

We can schedule the consultation by Zoom, but, honestly, I'm a big fan of an in-person meeting. There's just no better form of communication. But it's completely your call...

First Mediation Meeting. We’ll discuss your situation in depth. What's your plan for your children? What will your living arrangements be? How do you plan to move forward? I'll then prepare a draft agreement and send it to you in a few days. We'll discuss the agreement in detail at our second meeting.

Second Meeting. We’ll meet again to resolve any matters that remain open and to discuss the draft of the agreement. We'll also review the court financial statements that you each need to complete.

Final Meeting. Once you tell me the agreement is acceptable, I’ll prepare the papers needed to file your divorce. The final meeting is for you to sign all your papers and for me to prepare you for court.

Court. In Massachusetts, you’re required to go to court to have a judge review your agreement. I’ll fully prepare you for what you can expect, what you'll be asked, and what to say.

Family Mediation lawyer

A longtime attorney, I now devote my practice to divorce mediation. It's a sensible and dignified alternative to traditional divorce. It may sound a bit corny, but I'm proud to play a small part in making the world a bit more peaceful.

If you have any questions or if you'd like to schedule a free consultation, please call or e-mail me. Whatever you decide, I wish you the best.

Atty. Daniel E. Dalton

Divorce Mediator

9 Fletcher Street, Chelmsford MA 01824
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Monday-Friday: 8 to 5
Saturdays and evenings available.


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