Practice Areas

What is Mediation?

Mediation is a voluntary process where the parties in a dispute meet with a neutral party, the mediator, in order to come to a mutual agreement typically during divorce. The mediator is not a fact finder or a decision maker. If successful, the parties will move towards an agreement which can then be executed by the parties. The benefits of this process include confidentiality and control of the process.

What is Collaborative Law?

Collaborative Law is similar to mediation. The goal is that the parties reach an agreement without having to enter the traditional court system. The difference is that in collaborative law, each party retains an attorney who will work collaboratively along with the other attorney to assist the parties in reaching an agreement. Martin Murphy works has experience working in collaborative law divorces in Massachusetts.