Avoiding Court Is An Option
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). 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 and Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at 413-663-3200 or in Bennington, Vermont, at 802-442-3233.
A Mediated Divorce Settlement Can Provide For A Cooperative Future
Mediation can be particularly helpful reaching agreements involving children. It can lend itself to better communication between co-parents as well as potential future stepparents. 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 have, but do not need, 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:
- Child custody and child support
- Spousal support
- Property division
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 413-663-3200 or in Vermont at 802-442-3233. We can also be contacted online.