Resolve Your Family Law Dispute With The Help Of A Neutral Third Party

At Moniz & Mendes, P.C., we offer the services of experienced Salem mediator Susie P. Moniz as a neutral party in divorce and other family law matters. While every case is unique, we find that mediation is a beneficial approach to resolving many family law issues.

If you are going through a divorce or child custody dispute, we encourage you to learn more about mediation proceedings and compare it to your other options. Some advantages of mediation include:

  • Maintaining control: Agreements arrived at through mediation tend to be more successful in the long run. That is because, in mediation, you and the other party are making the decisions and are motivated to take ownership of making their agreement work.
  • Saving time and money: Mediation is often more cost-effective and less time-consuming than a litigated divorce. Especially with the help of an experienced lawyer as your mediator, you can arrive at a fair and reasonable agreement as you would in court with less stress and legal fees. With our mediation services, you can pay after each mediation session, rather than pay a large retainer upfront, as required by most mediators and divorce attorneys.
  • Reducing animosity: In a divorce or family law matter, the parties may not see completely eye to eye. That does not mean they cannot listen to each other's concerns and negotiate a solution that works for both parties. Mediation is focused on facilitating that process. Attorney Moniz is committed to easing the emotional challenges of negotiating a divorce agreement by facilitating effective communication between the parties with the goal of reaching a workable agreement.

When you work with a mediator, that person must stay completely neutral and serve both parties fairly. When working with Attorney Moniz as your divorce mediator, she will assist you in reaching a fair divorce agreement that is tailored to your unique circumstances. Attorney Moniz will explain the legal, parenting and financial information you will need to make sound decisions.

Mediation is not for everyone. In order to achieve a positive outcome through mediation, both parties need to participate in the process freely and voluntarily, be prepared to work with each other in good faith, and make full and complete disclosure of all relevant information, financial and otherwise. However, we do not expect you to have any or all information concerning your divorce, as that is part of the mediation process. Attorney Moniz will explain the divorce mediation process, explain what information needs to be exchanged and guide you through each step.

Is Mediation Right For You? Call 781-350-4963 To Learn More.

If you decide that mediation is the right approach for your divorce case or other family law matter, we would look forward to assisting you. To schedule a free consultation to discuss your mediation options with Ms. Moniz, please contact us at 781-350-4963 or by email. We provide representation to clients in Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk counties.