We Work To Resolve Family Law Disputes With Mediation

Divorce is often thought of as a battlefield where one party emerges the victor and one in ultimate defeat. The truth is, divorce is often much more balanced than you may initially think. Fair, sound and meaningful outcomes can be obtained — this can set you up for more peaceful and cooperative communication with the other party in the future. One such way to obtain a peaceful, workable outcome is through mediation. Mediation is also often more efficient and cost-effective than litigation.

Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) on which our attorneys can provide you information and guidance. Attorney Brigid Hennessey of Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, is a domestic relations mediator and the only divorce litigator in Berkshire County who is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial lawyers. Our firm is equipped to handle your divorce in a manner that minimizes stress. Call us in North Adams, Springfield and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at 413-358-4652 or in Bennington, Vermont, at 802-681-4729.

A Mediated Divorce Settlement Can Provide For A Cooperative Future

Mediation can be particularly helpful when reaching agreements involving any shared children. It can lend itself to better communication between co-parents as well as potential future step-parents. While parents may have many emotions about the divorce, generally speaking, the healthier your relationship with the other parent, the better adjusted your children will be.

Mediation involves you, the other party and a neutral third-party mediator. Either or both of the parties can, but do not need, to have counsel present. The format provides you with ample opportunity to play a large role in determining the terms of the divorce agreement. You will have control over what happens and how your future will look. Your future will be in your hands rather than in the hands of a judge. Through mediation, you can resolve all divorce issues, including those involving:

If for any reason we are unable to resolve your matter through mediation, you can proceed with litigation.

Interested In A Fair Resolution Of Issues?

Donovan O'Connor & Dodig, LLP, is the largest law firm in Berkshire County, and we are adept at helping people through divorce in the manner that fits them best. To schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, please call us today in Massachusetts at 413-358-4652 or in Vermont at 802-681-4729. We can also be contacted online.

Attorney Brigid Hennessey is a domestic relations mediator and has found mediation to be an effective tool for resolving family law problems. Through mediation, issues are often resolved with less stress, emotional turmoil and expense than other legal strategies. Attorney Hennessey is the only divorce litigator in Berkshire County who is a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.