Whether I’m serving as a mediator or a collaborative lawyer, I bring an open mind and curiosity about my clients and their family to the table. This enables me to gain a deeper understanding of the family dynamics, the needs of the children, and how to approach problem solving effectively.
Divorce Mediator and Collaborative Attorney
MINIMIZE CONFLICT WHILE SEPARATING, DIVORCING, AND CO‑PARENTING
While the decision to end a marriage or relationship is never easy, resolving custody, parenting time, support, and property division need not be difficult or unreasonably expensive. As a Massachusetts divorce and family law mediator, I meet with both parties and help facilitate a satisfactory settlement. A mediated divorce spares clients the expense and stress of protracted lawyer negotiations or a litigated process in which the Judge makes decisions about you and your family’s future. Alternatively, as a collaborative divorce lawyer, I will represent you in a respectful negotiated settlement process.
Find Out How I Can Help
If you are heading toward separation or divorce, or you need to resolve parenting or support issues with a former partner or ex-spouse, message me here to find out more about my services.
CREATIVE AND PRAGMATIC
Alternative Dispute Resolution
As a mediator, I work directly with two individuals who have the desire and ability to work together to resolve their issues.
My role as a mediator is to facilitate the creation of a mutually acceptable settlement that will be approved by the Court in an uncontested hearing.
As a collaborative attorney, I represent my client in a peaceful, respectful negotiation with another collaborative attorney.
The process is designed to reach a mutually-acceptable settlement that will be approved by the Court in an uncontested hearing.
Who Are My Clients?
I represent clients and mediate family law matters in traditional and non-traditional families throughout Massachusetts, including:
- Married Couples
- Unmarried Couples
- LGBTQIA+ Couples
- Married Individuals
- Unmarried Parents
- Formerly Married Couples and Individuals
If you are interested in mediation, collaborative representation, legal advice when you are working with another mediator, or a pre- or post-nuptial agreement, please message me here.
Valerie is an extremely talented mediator with superb communication skills. She keeps her clients well informed of what is to be expected in terms of creating a separation agreement and preparing for court. She is professional, even in sticky situations, and has a great sense of humor, which is helpful in difficult times. The Valley is lucky to have Valerie as a resource and I highly recommend her.
(Valerie) is ethical, diligent, caring, and doesn’t promise results that she can’t deliver. She’s very tuned into children’s needs whose parents are divorcing, and educates her clients about how to keep the children’s needs in the forefront and support their relationship with the other parent.
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