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).

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

  • Custody
  • Parenting Plans (visitation)
  • Child Support
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Property Division
  • Finances / Money
  • Paying for College
  • Debt
  • Pets
  • Other Topics Important to Each Parent


Complaint to Establish Paternity – click here

Complaint for Support-Custody-Visitation – click here

For More Information

For more information, please contact Josh Hoch at jhoch@mwi.org or 617-895-4028.

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