Diane Neumann & Associates
Full Service Divorce Mediation Firm Since 1981

Straightforward Divorce Situation

Our firm's mediators specialize in drafting comprehensive divorce settlements and (what are called) straightforward divorce situations. These situations vary considerably, however, there are some basic similarities.

  • A jointly-owned primary home.
  • A first mortgage in both names. May or may not have an equity line of credit
  • One or both spouses have 401(k), 403(b) or Individual Retirement Accounts
  • Planning for payment of college expenses
  • Minimal disparity between the income of the spouses
  • A mixture of individual and joint bank and brokerage accounts
  • Moderate charge card debt
  • A health insurance policy that covers all family members
  • Life insurance on the higher income spouse
  • Clients who require some, but not extensive, consideration of tax issues

*Straightforward situations typically do not have trusts, rental property, business ownership or significant inheritances or premarital property [See Complex Situations]

If minor children:

  • No disagreement regarding custody
  • The income of each spouse is less than $100,000 and the total family income is less than $135,000

Your mediator will explain and help you reach agreement on all aspects of divorce: future sale/ownership of your primary residence, transfer/division of retirement funds, child custody, child support, alimony or waiver of alimony, health insurance, tax issues, and payment of college expenses.

All documents required for filing a no-fault, uncontested divorce in Massachusetts Probate and Family Court are prepared by Diane Neumann & Associates. For over twenty-five years, judges in Massachusetts divorce courts have praised the fair and equitable divorce agreements from our firm.

Although your situation may not be financially complex, your divorce negotiations may be emotionally complex. Our mediators provide a confidential, supportive and less expensive method for reaching your divorce settlement.



Conveniently located off the Mass Pike,Exit 17, or Interstate 95/128, Route 20 (Map and Directions)
our new South Shore mediation office in Milton, MA
126A Main Street, Watertown, Massachusetts • 02472 • • Fax: 617-926-9101
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