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Would mediation help you in your high asset divorce?

Now that your marriage has reached its end, you have much at stake when it comes to dividing your property. You more than likely did not spend your time accumulating your wealth and property just to submit to the orders of a Massachusetts court in a high asset divorce. Fortunately, there is an alternative: mediation.

Massachusetts does not require you to attempt mediation in a divorce. However, it may provide you with a better method of dividing your property while saving you time and money when compared to going to court with your spouse. When you first sit down with a mediator, each of you will have the chance to present your positions and what you hope to achieve. If you and your spouse have already made some preliminary agreements, they too, would be discussed.

The goal of mediation is to address your property division issues and help you negotiate a settlement that both of you can agree to and find satisfactory. Any agreement you reach with your soon-to-be former spouse will reflect your willingness to cooperate and compromise. In addition, it will pass the scrutiny of the court, which will want to ensure that neither party walks away unable to support him or herself.

In a high asset divorce, retaining control over the decision-making process could be an important factor for you and your spouse. Having the freedom to come to a mutually satisfying agreement that is tailored to your specific circumstances may mean thinking outside the box, which the court may not be able to do. Before entering into the process, you may benefit from discussing what you want out of a settlement, what you are willing to compromise on and what you may consider to be nonnegotiable. Even though these goals may change during the process, it at least helps to provide a starting point.

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