Sitting in Traffic

My wife had to take our daughter for some medical tests on a Monday morning, and what should have been a 35-minute drive took them about an hour and a half. There was no road construction at the time, and there were no traffic accidents. It was merely Monday morning volume that caused the delays.
Understandably, my wife was frustrated. She felt that sitting in traffic was a colossal waste of her valuable time. She had no control over the delays, she was worried about being late for the appointment, and she was uncertain as to the outcome.

Individuals facing divorce can have similar feelings, and while our traditional court system does superhero-like work under difficult circumstances, sometimes it is so overburdened that you can experience the same feelings of frustration that my wife did while sitting in traffic. Mediation and Collaborative Law alleviate some of those feelings of frustration by giving parties control over the timing, the process and the outcome. Meetings can be scheduled when it is convenient for both parties, communications and processes are customized for the parties, and the agreement can be crafted with input from both sides. Worries concerning specific issues can be discussed, and a mutually agreed to resolution can be reached- one that will work both today and in the future.

If you are facing the difficult process of divorce, consider mediation or Collaborative Law. They may help you avoid “sitting in traffic,” and give you a greater sense of control over the timing, process and outcome of your case.

Martin Murphy, Esq. is a collaborative attorney and seasoned mediator. He is dedicated to using the principles and benefits of mediation and collaborative law in the general representation of businesses, their owners and in helping families facing divorce, child custody and other family law issues. The Law Office of Martin Murphy, LLC located in Norwood MA, serves clients in the surrounding communities including Attleboro, Canton, Foxboro, Franklin, Mansfield, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Sharon, Walpole, Westwood, and Wrentham., Marty can be reached at

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