Carolyn M. Mitchell is an experienced family law attorney and a trained professional mediator. She is a member of the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc., the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Worcester Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution section and the Family Law section and a Member/Secretary of the Clinton Bar Association.
Mediation is an efficient and inexpensive process for settling disputes between separating or divorcing couples. The mediator remains impartial and assists the parties to develop their own resolutions. You and your partner control the decisions affecting your family, finances, business, and life.
Each person receives the legal and financial information and if relevant, child support guidelines, which are necessary to create an agreement best suited to your individual needs.
At the close of the mediation, you will each receive a written document called the Separation Agreement and an Affidavit of Irretrievable Breakdown which you will file directly with the Court.
Mediation is an amicable alternative to litigation, provides a way to avoid courtroom battles and encourages the development of improved communication to prevent or resolve future conflicts.