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Massachusetts Divorce Mediators

The Alternative to Traditional Divorce

couple in divorce mediationDeciding to get divorced is never easy, but it doesn’t need to be exhausting or crushingly expensive either. At South Shore Divorce Mediation, a Division of Lynch & Owens, P.C., we help you resolve for yourself the issues that a judge would otherwise decide for you, such as:

Our confidential process for divorce mediation (in accordance with Massachusetts laws) can help you avoid court evaluations, confrontation with your spouse’s legal counsel, and scrutiny of your family and resources by providing private, cost-effective services that emphasize cooperation and promote positive, workable post-divorce arrangements.

Benefits of Mediation for Couples and Children

We help couples and spouses take control of their separation. Unlike litigation, which pits you against your spouse and places your family’s future in the hands of attorneys and judges, mediation lets you resolve your divorce on your own terms and with your family’s specific needs in mind.

Divorce mediation can also help you preserve respect and good will towards your spouse, which is critical if you have children. When you choose mediation, reduces conflict and stress, and helps your children survive the divorce process while minimizing emotional harm. Even if your marriage is coming to an end, you will both be parents forever. If you and your spouse both plan to be involved in your children’s lives after your divorce, consider getting help from a mediation professional who is trained to help divorcing couples get great results despite their differences.

Divorce doesn’t need to be war. Take a different approach by speaking with a caring professional today. Contact Lynch & Owens today at (781) 253-2049.

Mediation for Couples with Contentious Relationships

Even if you and your spouse have a difficult relationship, divorce mediation may still be an option. Couples whose relationships have been characterized by infidelity, abuse, or other emotionally traumatic conflicts may not automatically assume that civil negotiation is possible, but mediating the divorce process can help deescalate tension (as opposed to divorce hearings, which almost always serve to exacerbate it).

Despite the heated nature of couples’ personal interactions, mediation sessions can be calm and productive with the help of our skilled professionals. We also have the skill to ensure that a more aggressive or domineering spouse is not permitted to overpower or pressure the other during negotiations.

The professionals of South Shore Divorce Mediation understand high-conflict divorce – after all, they are also divorce attorneys. In the mediation context, our experience allows us to generate positive outcomes even when spouses have difficulty communicating.

How Does Divorce Mediation Work?

A divorce mediator facilitates the conversation between a divorcing couple. Both couples have a chance to discuss what they need to settle the matter. During the first meeting, the mediator will identify all of the issues to work through. In subsequent meetings, a strategy to handle all of these issues is carefully laid out.

The largest advantage that divorce mediation is how quickly the process be expedited in comparison to traditional divorce litigation. Some couples worry, “How can I possibly go through mediation when I no longer get along with my spouse?” The role of a mediator is to assist couples with the issues that cause tension and mitigate some of the heavy emotions that they may be experiencing. Eventually, couples in mediation find a way to work things through peacefully with their mediator’s assistance.

Divorce Mediation for LGBTQ Couples in Massachusetts

At Lynch & Owens, P.C., our divorce mediators have the special knowledge and experience necessary to successfully handle same-sex divorce mediation. We understand the various special issues that tend to come up when dissolve a same-sex marriage, especially when it comes to parental rights and raising children. When you come to us for help, you can rest assured that your future and that of your family are in good hands.

The Differences Between Mediation and Arbitration in Divorce

Though both can be valuable depending on the particulars of a given divorce, mediation and arbitration are two different ways of resolving disputes and conflicts during divorce.

Arbitration is basically a private trial. This method is typically used when a couple knows they are destined to end up in court. When a couples opts for arbitration, spouses bring in a private judge to decide the terms of their divorce. This allows couples to have greater control over when hearings will be held and how fast their divorce will proceed. However, this preserves the unfortunately adversarial and combative nature of divorce by trial and, once made, a judge’s or decisions in arbitration are final and virtually impossible to appeal.

Mediation, on the other hand, is altogether different than going to court. Mediation allows both parties to avoid dealing with lawyers and the court system and instead focus their time, energy, and resources on resolving their disagreements in a way that promotes cooperation, positive outcomes, and agreement, where possible.

Learn More about Our Mediators

Our dedicated team of Massachusetts mediators helps protect your family's happiness and financial future. Learn more about our mediators by following the links to read their professional profiles:

Check out the South Shore Divorce Mediation Blog and FAQ

Have questions about the divorce mediation process? Check out the South Shore Divorce Mediation Blog and Massachusetts Divorce Mediation FAQ for more information.

Take the Wheel. Don’t Hand Your Life Over to the Court.

Spouses don’t need to like each other to mediate their divorce. They only need to share an intention to avoid court, minimize costs, and get the best outcome without a fight. Mediation maximizes control over the divorce process for spouses who share this goal.

Learn more about the benefits of divorce mediation when you call Lynch & Owens at (781) 253-2049. Discuss your case and learn how we can help you.

What Clients Have to Say

Our solid reputation for legal excellence in the northern Plymouth County area runs more than 20 years deep. Our testimonials from past clients alone prove that our firm is a force to be reckoned with both inside and outside of the courtroom. Read their reviews to see for yourself.
  • “The attorneys at Lynch & Owens are fabulous. Very professional.”

    Allison V.

  • “She was prompt with responses, experienced with future issues that were avoided because of her expertise. I feel more confident knowing I have her on my side.”

    Megan C.

  • “Kim was exceptional to work with and I've referred anyone else from my area to her as well”


  • “Attorney Owens represented me in a modification of my divorce agreement. I was very happy with his work.”

    Former Client

  • “Amazing professional and to the point. She's also a wonderful person and easy to talk to”


  • “Attorney Levy made my divorce as painless as possible. She's fantastic.”

    Former Client

  • “Jim and his staff treated me wonderfully; they were patient and supportive during a very difficult time in my life.”

    Former Client

  • “His knowledge and understanding of the law and his clarity of thought were a supreme comfort to me”


  • “If I sound like a fan, it is because I am. "Integrity" is the word that always comes to mind when I think of dealing with him.”


  • “Nicole Levy is an exceptional attorney. She is highly ethical, effective, and level-headed.”

    Former Client

  • “Her knowledge and experience, coupled with her no-nonsense approach to client protection and upholding the law, made a stressful and trying situation much easier to understand and navigate through.”

    Susan D.

  • “James has proven himself to be both knowledgeable and diligent. I would recommend Jim and his Law Firm to anyone”

    Former Client

  • “Jason is on top of his work immediately when it has to be done. He is a great person and is very trustworthy.”

    Former Client

  • “I have found Attorney Owens to be open, receptive, communicative, respectful and willing to partner in a team effort to achieve what is fair and deserved”


  • “Everyone I dealt with from their administrative staff to their newly hired attorneys were professional, patient and kind.”