Additional Divorce Mediation Information

At Moniz & Mendes, P.C., we offer divorce mediation services in Salem and other communities throughout the North Shore region. Mediator and family law attorney Susie P. Moniz serves as a neutral third party helping clients arrive at amicable divorce settlements.

If you and your spouse have decided that your marriage is not working and it is time to get divorced, there are a number of key issues that you will need to address, including:

  • Child custody: Who will the children primarily live with? What is a suitable and appropriate parenting plan, or will the children split their time between both parents? How will important decisions about their education, health care, religious upbringing and other issues be made?
  • Child support: How will the Massachusetts child support guidelines be implemented to ensure both parents are supporting the children?
  • Asset division: What will happen to your family home, your savings and other joint assets? Will one spouse be entitled to a portion of the other spouse's retirement savings?
  • Alimony: Will one spouse be obligated to provide ongoing financial support to the other after the divorce? If so, will the alimony payments be temporary or permanent?

These issues can be contentious, but they must be resolved before you can get divorced. If you and your spouse are committed to working together in good faith, mediation with the help of an experienced mediator may be the best way to achieve a workable divorce settlement.

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At Moniz & Mendes, P.C., we are committed to helping clients move forward with their lives by resolving issues through a cost-effective, respectful mediation process focused on their needs, interests and concerns. For a free consultation, please contact us at 888-894-1335 or by e-mail.