Mediation is an excellent resource that divorcing couples often utilize as it is a cost and time efficient method of resolving issues. We offer a structured Divorce Mediation Process. Typically, couples require between 3-5 sessions generally lasting between 1-2 hours. You will be provided with a documentation package that includes information on commonly asked questions along with a checklist outlining many of the common issues that divorcing couples are faced with including Child Custody and Parenting Plans, Child Support and Division of Marital Assets. Once we have discussed and resolved all of the contested or undecided issues, our office will prepare a package of all of the documentation required to be filed with the Court.
A non-biological, non-adoptive parent who has acted in a parental role may be considered a de facto parent. As defined by the Massachusetts courts, a de facto parent is “one who has no biological relation to the child but has participated in the child’s life as a member of the child’s family. The de facto