When ongoing conflict occurs in a family, a trained mediator helps the parties discuss the issues, explore options and create an acceptable agreement. The mediator remains neutral and assists the parties to develop their own solution.
Mediation can prevent more costly litigation and gives the participants more control over the terms of the final agreement. Mediation also promotes the development of improved conflict resolution techniques.
An approved Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Program of the Worcester probate and Family Court
|Jewish Family Service has a team of lawyers and social workers experienced in family law, family therapy and mediation. Parenting plans developed at JFS emphasize consideration of the children’s interests in achieving resolutions. JFS promotes the continued cooperation of the participants in implementing agreements. We assist families in developing skills to manage future disputes should they arise.|
|JFS offers daytime and evening appointments for mediation.|
DISPUTES RESOLVED THROUGH MEDIATION
Family finances (division of assets, child support, etc.)
Disputes regarding the care of an elder parent
Disputes between parents and children
Families who do not want to engage in the adversarial process of litigation
Families who have found previously litigated solutions unsatisfactory
646 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609