At Sweeney & Associates, LLC, Attorney Richard J. Sweeney is certified in divorce mediation. As a retired Boston police officer and a family law practitioner, Attorney Sweeney has a vast amount of experience mediating disputes. Attorney Sweeney prides himself on being able to get to the depth of the issues involved and determine what is at the root of each person's position.
Attorney Sweeney is able to help each party see the other party's position and has had great success mediating cases and keeping costs to a minimum. Attorney Sweeney conducts mediations when both parties are represented by counsel, when only one party is represented by counsel or when neither party is represented by counsel. This dual mediation is effective when both parties are looking for guidance in an equal division of assets and drafting the proper legal pleadings to enable a simple Joint Petition for Divorce.
As a family law practitioner, he is aware of the statutes and rules governing divorce proceedings and knows what a Probate and Family Court judge will most likely decide. Attorney Sweeney uses that knowledge throughout the mediation to help the parties come to an agreement.
It is important for any person considering mediation to understand that mediation is voluntary and is not binding. If the parties choose to obtain the services of Attorney Sweeney as a mediator and the parties are unable to come to an agreement, then the parties are free to walk away. Attorney Sweeney, as a mediator, is not permitted to discuss or reveal any details disclosed during the mediation with the court.
Studies show that most people do a lot of online research when thinking of ending a marriage or seeking support for their child while pregnant or when life brings unforeseen changes. We are aware that there is sometimes too much information and it is simply easier to sit with an attorney for a free consult and allow us to help you understand your rights.
If you are overwhelmed by the court system, need advice and guidance, or if you just need help filling out all the proper divorce paperwork, call Sweeney and Associates today at (617) 300-0212 and let us help you through the process.
Finally, please be smart and plan ahead before filing; interview several attorneys, then choose the one who makes you and your family the most comfortable. There are many good attorneys who practice family law, and it's important to find someone who understands how important this is to your life and treats your case accordingly.
We look forward to working with you as you move forward. Call us at 617-221-3769 or reach Attorney Richard Sweeney and Attorney Sabrina Bonanno by filling out a brief online form. Don't just hire an attorney — when you hire our Quincy family law attorneys at Sweeney & Associates, LLC you get a whole firm!