• Judith Kaplan


Updated: Mar 2

Divorce Mediation Myths

I prefer mediation because it can be quicker, cheaper and much less stressful on the parties which means you are putting the well-being of your children and yourselves first. As you assess your options, think about the most common myths I routinely hear from potential clients . . .

FALSE: We have to reach an agreement about assets, debts and children before meeting with you. Allow your mediator to assist with settlement negotiations. There is more to work out than you think.

FALSE: I can't get a divorce if my spouse does not want one. Massachusetts is a no-fault state. Your spouse cannot prevent you from moving ahead with a divorce.

FALSE: We don't communicate so we can't mediate. Allow your mediator to facilitate negotiations and to help you define the issues. You may be surprised how much progress can be made when a neutral party guides the process.

FALSE: Mediators decide the outcome when there is a stalemate. Mediators are not judges. They are neutral and don't advocate for either party.

FALSE: I don't need a lawyer if we hire a mediator. Attorney/mediator Kaplan has a strong knowledge of Massachusetts state divorce laws. She can't give legal advice but she can provide you with legal information.

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Norwell Executive Center

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Norwell, MA  02061


Tel: 781-923-1680

Fax: 781-923-1681​

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