Relationship - Marital Mediation

We keep threatening each other with divorce. I don't see any other choice, but I don't want to end this marriage.

There are tough times in all marriages. But tension and disagreement, even unhappiness, does not necessarily need to end in divorce. In situations where the husband and wife feel dissatisfied with the marriage, but do not want to divorce, there may be a different route to helping the relationship work.

At CMDR, marital mediation may provide the answer.

Mediation, in and of itself, is a process for achieving a peaceful settlement between disputing parties. Marital mediation is a process designed specifically to help couples make decisions and reach agreements that are workable for all parties for the benefit of the marriage. Marital mediation can help couples communicate more openly and directly, thus laying the groundwork for resolving possible future disputes in a cooperative manner.

At the Centre for Mediation & Dispute Resolution, we can assist you in thinking carefully about all of your options. Marital mediation may address the following issues:

  • Career expectations and plans
  • Educational provisions
  • Individual and/or joint incomes and expenses
  • Separate and/or jointly-owned property, inheritances, wills
  • Support
  • Individual and/or joint debts and financial obligations
  • Taxes
  • Procedures for dissolution of relationship in the event of divorce and/or death
  • Living Arrangements
  • Division of labor and household tasks
  • Relationships with family, friends, and others
  • Relationships with children and childrearing practices
  • Religious practices and responsibilities
  • Health and medical care
  • Contract changes and ammendments
  • Resolving disagreements

Marital mediation is not marital therapy. It is a problem solving process designed to identify issues and reach agreements. As such, it is a relatively short-term process in which couples experience the benefit of their work together almost from the onset. Not to be overlooked is the very real side benefit of improving one's communication skills at the same time that you structure a workable agreement.

Free in-person or telephone consultations available Literature and fees are available upon request.
To schedule an appointment, please call 781-239-1600 or e-mail us at cmdr@cmdronline.com