Never Married or Unmarried Parents Mediation

Unmarried parents or never married parents can work with a mediator to develop a parenting plan or visitation schedule, to discuss child support, and to reach agreement about sharing custody of a child or children. Some parents also use mediation to discuss health insurance, property division, college expenses and/or debt. Once agreement is reached on the topics parents need to discuss, some unmarried parents have their agreement made part of a court order while others chose not to involve court. For those who do go to court, a judge from a Probate and Family Court Department in Massachusetts must review the agreement and find that it is fair, reasonable, and in the best interest of the child(ren).

Schedule time to meet with Mediator Ben Stich


Schedule time to meet with Mediator Vanessa Linsey

Unmarried Parents and/or Never married parents often address the following topics in mediation:

  • Establishing Paternity
  • Parenting Time (visitation)
  • Child Support
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Property Division
  • Finances / Money
  • Paying for Education Expenses, including College
  • Debt
  • Pets
  • Other Topics Important to Each Parent


Complaint to Establish Paternity – click here

Complaint for Support-Custody-Parenting Time (formally Visitation) – click here