Mediation / Divorce / Commercial Law Massachusetts

Massachusetts Certified Mediation Lawyer for Divorce & BusinessAttorney J. Michael Shanley is a trained and certified mediator for Massachusetts. Attorney Shanley can help guide you through the process of divorce issues or ending a business relationship. He can offer divorce and general business mediations that are a non-adversarial and non-litigious alternative to going to court.

Divorce Mediation

Divorce is one of the most stressful experiences a person may go through. Even conflicts that arise after a divorce, such as parenting and child support can fuel anxiety for both children and parents. Unfortunately, some individuals are unable to break away from patterns of poor communications or extreme conflict.

While divorce can be difficult, the negatives can be minimized for both you are your spouse. A smart goal is avoiding a divorce war. Once an argumentative litigation case is over, individuals are usually irritated that it cost a lot of money, took far too long, and for parents – that working mutually for the sake of the children is more difficult than ever the possibility of divorce.

Although we are not able to eradicate the feelings surrounding your divorce, we believe our method does relieve anxiety and stress that comes from a divorce through mediation. As a trained and certified mediator, Attorney Shanley will listen to you thoroughly and give you honest feedback; even if it is not exactly what you hoped to hear. He can examine all of your viable options and look for the best solution for your particular situation.

Commercial Mediation

An astonishing number of businesses fail to create a plan for if and when the founding heads part ways. Attorney J. Michael Shanley will utilize our extensive experience in commercial mediation to assist our clients to meet their objective, whether it be staying in the business together, pulling apart the business, or closing the business altogether.

Advantages of Mediation

One of the main advantages of mediation is allowing members to stay in control of the result rather than the court. Parties of mediation work together to identify issues, bargain terms for a settlement, and reach an agreement with the help of a neutral mediator.

Mediation is less stressful for all parties involved than with litigation. The negative feeling is increased in most litigation. However, cooperation is emphasized in mediation. The experienced mediator from Attorney J. Michael Shanley will assist parties to find a common ground in which to work on. Emotional strain related to litigation is reduced with mediation.

Unlike court proceedings, the process of mediation is confidential. Thoughts, ideas, settlement suggestions stated in mediation are unable to be used in a court and are confidential. This allows parties to confidentially explore and expand on numerous ways of settling issues.

When you need an experienced family attorney or mediator on your side, allow Attorney Shanley to put his over 30 years of experience to work for you. He can help you to find a resolution to your current situation so that you can move forward with your life. Contact Attorney J. Michael Shanley today to discuss mediation for divorce, family, and commercial matters.