Mediation Law

If the decision to divorce is mutual, and you are able to disagree with your spouse in a non-confrontational manner, mediation may be a reasonable alternative for both parties, as finding a peaceful and satisfactory resolution is the ideal outcome. At Lider, Fogarty and Riberio, we offer professional mediation services to help individuals and businesses effectively resolve disputes without the need for costly and time-consuming litigation. Our experienced mediators are committed to facilitating productive conversations, fostering understanding, and guiding parties towards mutually beneficial agreements.

Initial Consultation

We begin with an initial consultation to understand the nature of the dispute and assess whether mediation is the appropriate option. We explain the mediation process, answer any questions, and address concerns you may have.

Mediation Sessions

Once all parties agree to proceed with mediation, we schedule sessions at a mutually convenient time and location. During the sessions, our skilled mediators facilitate constructive discussions, ensuring that each party has an opportunity to express their perspectives and explore potential solutions.

Resolution and Agreement

Through open dialogue and guided negotiation, our mediators help parties reach a mutually acceptable agreement. If an agreement is reached, it is put into writing and can be legally binding. Our mediators also provide assistance in implementing and enforcing the agreement if necessary.

Ongoing Support

Our commitment to you extends beyond the mediation sessions. We provide ongoing support to ensure that the terms of the agreement are honored, and any further issues are effectively addressed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mediation may be suitable for you if you prefer a collaborative resolution, value flexibility in reaching agreements, and wish to actively participate in the decision-making process, fostering a more amicable and cost-effective alternative to litigation.

The mediation process involves a neutral third party, the mediator, facilitating communication and negotiation between disputing parties to reach a mutually agreeable resolution, fostering open dialogue, exploring options, and guiding the parties towards a comprehensive settlement outside of court.

No, neither party involved in mediation is required to have attorneys; however, individuals may choose to consult with legal counsel independently to ensure they fully understand their rights and options throughout the mediation process.

Mediation is a versatile process capable of addressing a broad spectrum of disputes, including but not limited to family matters such as divorce and child custody, workplace conflicts, contractual disputes, personal injury claims, and business disagreements. The flexibility of mediation allows parties to explore creative solutions and reach mutually satisfactory agreements on issues ranging from financial arrangements and property division to communication breakdowns and breach of contract, fostering a collaborative environment conducive to resolving diverse legal conflicts.

Generally, statements made during mediation are confidential and cannot be used against you in court, promoting open communication for resolution; however, there are exceptions, such as instances involving threats or admissions of illegal activities, where information may be admissible in legal proceedings. It’s crucial to consult with your attorney to understand the specific implications of your case and ensure a comprehensive understanding of the mediation process’s confidentiality safeguards.

Mediation proceedings are typically private and confidential, ensuring that the discussions and resolutions remain undisclosed to the public. The private nature of mediation allows parties to engage in open dialogue without the fear of public exposure, fostering a more candid and cooperative atmosphere conducive to reaching mutually beneficial agreements. While court proceedings are generally public, mediation operates outside this realm, offering a discreet alternative for resolving disputes.

Mediation itself is not inherently legally binding; however, if parties reach a mutually agreed-upon resolution, a binding contract may be drafted, making the terms enforceable in court.

No, a mediator cannot provide legal advice; their role is to facilitate communication and assist parties in reaching mutually agreeable solutions, but they do not offer legal counsel.

Yes, typically, attorneys are allowed to accompany and support their clients during mediation sessions, providing valuable legal guidance and ensuring that their interests are effectively represented throughout the process.

Why Choose Us

Experience the Benefits of Mediation: Discover the power of mediation in resolving your disputes with professionalism, efficiency, and a focus on preserving relationships. Contact our experienced mediation team to schedule a consultation. Let us guide you towards a collaborative and satisfying resolution.

Our firm is staffed with attorneys and employees who speak Portuguese, Spanish and English. We are ready to serve you in your native language. Interpreters are not necessary.

Mediation provides a confidential environment where parties can openly discuss their concerns and work towards a resolution. Unlike court proceedings, mediation is a voluntary process, giving participants the power to shape their own outcomes.

Mediation is often a more cost-effective alternative to traditional litigation. It avoids the expenses associated with lengthy court battles, such as attorney fees, court fees, and expert witness fees. Additionally, mediation helps save valuable time by resolving disputes efficiently.

In many cases, maintaining positive relationships is crucial. Mediation fosters open communication and encourages parties to find common ground, promoting understanding and helping to preserve relationships that may be important for future interactions.

Mediation allows parties to craft creative and personalized solutions that best meet their unique needs and interests. It offers the flexibility to address underlying concerns beyond legal issues, promoting long-term satisfaction and cooperation.

Locations & Contact

Immigration / All Other Matters

  • Tel: 508-689-4773
  • Fax: 508-567-6986

Family Law / Mediation

  • Tel: 508-992-2200
  • Fax: 508-997-7699

Fall River, MA

  • 101 Jeremiah V Sullivan Dr
    Fall River MA 02721

Boston, MA

  • 55 Union St, 3rd floor
    Boston, MA 02108
  • Tel: 508-689-4773
  • Fax: 508-567-6986

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Lider, Fogarty & Ribeiro has been providing exceptional legal services for 10 years. Our team comprises knowledgeable professionals who are dedicated to their profession. We service the needs of clients locally, nationally, and internationally. We take pride in our outcomes and look forward to working with our clients. You are the reason we are here.