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Probate and Family Court Approved Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Programs

A list of Probate and Family Court Department approved programs offering mediation and other ADR services.

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Overview of services

The Probate and Family Court Department has approved programs offering mediation and other ADR services. These programs are permitted to charge fees, and their fee schedules provide for fee waivers or reduced fee services for indigent or low income litigants. Rule 7 - Some programs approved in the Probate and Family Court do not charge fees. In addition to the programs offering mediation, conciliation and arbitration, the Probate and Family Court Department has on-site dispute intervention services administered by the Office of the Commissioner of Probation and conducted by probation officers in each of the 14 court divisions. "Dispute intervention" is a process used in the Probate and Family Court in which probation officers act as neutrals to help the parties identify disputed issues and assist in the resolution of disputes. No fees are charged for this service, and a judge may require the parties to participate in dispute intervention. Rule 2.

When determining program approval, the Probate and Family Court Department considers the specialized training of a program's neutrals, including such subjects as family law, family dynamics, child developmental issues, non-traditional families, complex financial issues (for example, business evaluation, retirement benefits, tax consequences of divorce and domestic violence). Rule 8(b)(ii).

Parties and/or their attorneys may be required by a judge to attend a "screening" regarding court connected dispute resolution services to determine whether or not such services are appropriate for the parties and to give the parties a chance to learn about the services. Rule 6(b). As a condition of their approval, the listed programs have agreed to provide screening services without charge.

For more information about dispute resolution services in the Probate and Family Court Department, please contact:

Christine Yurgelun, Esq.
Manager of Administrative Services
Probate and Family Court Administrative Office
3 Center Plaza, Suite 210
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 788-6600
Fax: (617) 788-8995

Additional Resources

Local dispute resolution coordinators by county

Lisa MacKenzie
Barnstable Division
Probate and Family Court Department
3195 Main Street, P.O. Box 346
Barnstable, MA 02630
Phone: (508) 375-6709
Fax: (508) 362-3662

Clement Ferris
Berkshire Division
Probate and Family Court Department
44 Bank Row
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 442-6941 ext. 7210
Fax: (413) 443-3430

Miriam H. Babin
Bristol Division
Probate and Family Court Department
289 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02723
Phone: (508) 672-1751 Ext. 240
Fax: (508) 822-9837

Jeanne Condurelli
Essex Division
Probate and Family Court Department
45 Congress Street, Suite 170
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 740-6054 (Salem)
(978) 686-9692 ext. 2201 (Lawrence)
Fax: (978) 741-2957

Sherry Chaffee
Franklin Division
Probate and Family Court Department
43 Hope St., P.O. Box 590
Greenfield, MA 01302
Phone: (413) 775-7457
Fax: (413) 774-3829
sherry.chaffee@jud.state.ma.us

Jocelyn Axelson & Kristina Bordieri
Hampden Division
Probate and Family Court Department
50 State Street, P.O. Box 559
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: Jocelyn Axelson (413) 748-7749
Kristina Bordieri (413) 748-7786
Fax: (413) 788-6664

Mark Ames
Hampshire Division
Probate and Family Court Department
15 Atwood Dr.
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 586-8500, Ext. 129
Fax: (413) 584-1132

Alison McCrone & Krishna Butaney
Middlesex Division
Probate and Family Court Department
208 Cambridge Street, P.O. Box 410-480
East Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone: Alison McCrone (617) 768-5866
Krishna Butaney (617) 768-5853
Fax: (617) 494-6710

Kim LaDue
Norfolk Division
Probate and Family Court Department
35 Shawmut Road
Canton, MA 02021
Phone: (781) 830-1229
Fax: (781) 830-4310

Claudia Magnus
Plymouth Division
Probate and Family Court Department
215 Main Street, Suite 220
Brockton, MA 02301
Phone: (508) 897-5439
Fax: (508) 897-5435

Patrick Yoyo
Suffolk Division
Probate and Family Court Department
Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
24 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 788-8346
Fax: (617) 788-8962

Alicia Doherty
Worcester Division
Probate and Family Court Department
225 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 831-2241
Fax: (508) 720-0820

Barnstable County Approved ADR Programs

Barnstable County Bar Association
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Madeleine Delorey
3180 Main St
P.O. Box 718
Barnstable, MA 02630
Telephone: (508) 362-2121
Email: bcba@verizon.net
Fax: (508) 362-7604
Website: www.barnstablebar.org 
Roster: 35/35
Fees: None. Services are provided on a pro bono basis.
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

SEMA (South Eastern Mediation & Arbitration)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Russell N. Wilkins
258 Winter Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Telephone: (508) 778-9559
Email: admin@asksema.com
Fax: (508) 771-0135
Website: AskSEMA.com
Roster: 8/8 (mediators), 6/8 (conciliators)
Fees: $250 to $400 per hour (apportioned between parties, as parties agree) for Family Law Mediation and Conciliation; legal assistant’s time will be billed at $125.00 per hour. An initial payment of $2,500 is required before first session. Fees for documentation preparation, also. A waiver of the prepayment and reduced fees may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation and Conciliation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Berkshire County Approved ADR Programs

Berkshire County Bar Association
Contact: Nicholas Parsenios
44 Bank Row
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Telephone: (413) 442-6941
Fax: (413) 443-3430
Roster: 14/14
Fees: None. Services are provided on a pro bono basis.
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM Inc.)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Bristol County Approved ADR Programs

Agreement Resources, LLC
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Crystal Thorpe
30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Telephone: (617) 621-7009
Email: info@AgreementResources.com
Fax: (617) 419-1180
Website: www.AgreementResources.com 
Roster: 4 / 4
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $350 per hour. Upon request, sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with consideration given to assets, liabilities, and number of dependents as well as availability of mediators.
Language: English and Norwegian
ADR Process: Mediation

Bristol County Bar Association
Contact: Diane C. Stewart, Esq.
448 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Telephone: (508) 990-1303
Email: bristolba@publiccounsel.net and DianeCStewartEsq@gmail.com
Fax: (508) 999-0477
Website: https://bristolcountybar.org 
Roster: 73 / 73
Fees: None. Services are provided on a pro bono basis.
Language: English, Portuguese, and Spanish
ADR Process: Conciliation

Elder Decisions
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Arline Kardasis
30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Telephone: (617) 621-7009
Email: info@ElderDecisions.com
Fax: (617) 419-1180
Website: www.elderdecisions.com
Roster: 4 / 4
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $350 per hour. Upon request, a sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with additional consideration given to assets, liabilities, number of dependents and circumstances.
Language: English and Norwegian
ADR Process: Mediation

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

The Mediation Group, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Amy Gordon
235 Cypress Street; Suite 300
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 277 - 9232
Email: info@themediationgroup.org
Fax: (617) 277- 1699
Website: www.TheMediationGroup.org
Roster: 12 / 21
Fees: Divorce Mediation fees, divided between the parties, are: $450 per hour for a team of two co-mediators (one lawyer/mediator and one therapist/mediator). The fees for solo-mediation services are $350 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                             
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Dukes County Approved ADR Programs

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Sara Barnes
15 Merchants Court; Suite 5
Mailing address: P.O. Box 761
Vineyard Haven, MA 02658
Telephone: (508) 693-2999
Email: info@mvmediation.org
Fax: (508) 693-2199
Website: www.mvmediation.org
Roster: 4 / 8
Fees: Services are provided without fee in cases referred by Probate and Family Court
Language: English and Portuguese
ADR Process: Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

SEMA (South Eastern Mediation & Arbitration)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Russell N. Wilkins
258 Winter Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Telephone: (508) 778-9559
Email: admin@asksema.com
Fax: (508) 771-0135
Website: AskSEMA.com
Roster: 8/8 (mediators), 6/8 (conciliators)
Fees: $250 to $400 per hour (apportioned between parties, as parties agree) for Family Law Mediation and Conciliation; legal assistant’s time will be billed at $125.00 per hour. An initial payment of $2,500 is required before first session. Fees for documentation preparation, also. A waiver of the prepayment and reduced fees may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation and Conciliation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Essex County Approved ADR Programs

Essex County Bar Association Conciliation Program
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Pamela Surette
45 Congress Street
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 741-7888
Email: psurrette@essexcountybar.org
Fax: (978) 741-1348
Website: www.essexcountybar.org
Roster: 93/93
Fees: Administrative Fee $50.00 per party. Low-income and indigent pro se participant fees will be waived. Guidelines are based on 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. The coordinator or executive director follow up on pro se clients to ensure the fee is not a hardship.
Language: English, Spanish, French, and Greek
ADR Process: Conciliation

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

The Mediation Group, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Amy Gordon
235 Cypress Street; Suite 300
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 277-9232
Email: info@themediationgroup.org
Fax: (617) 277-1699
Website: www.TheMediationGroup.org
Roster: 12 / 21
Fees: Divorce Mediation fees, divided between the parties, are: $450 per hour for a team of two co-mediators (one lawyer/mediator and one therapist/mediator). The fees for solo-mediation services are $350 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

North Shore Community Mediation
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Cynthia McClorey
100 Cummings Center, Suite 307-J
Beverly, MA 01915
Telephone: (978) 232-1212
Email: info@nsmediation.org
Fax: (978) 232-0060
Website: www.nsmediation.org
Roster: 15/51
Fees: Free initial session, then sliding scale fees (based on incomes of parties) may be charged if parties agree to the fee scale and agree to proceed with mediation. Sliding scale fees range from $50 to $450 per hour
Language: English and Spanish.
ADR Process: Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

SERV (Settlement and Early Resolution Volunteers Project)
Lawrence ONLY
Contact: Victoria Rothbaum
99 Chauncy Street; Suite 400
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: (781) 820-0082
Email: rothbaumv@gmail.com
Fax: None
Roster: 51 / 51
Fees: No fees. Services are provided pro bono
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Franklin County Approved ADR Programs

Collaborative Resolutions Group (CRG)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Debbie Lynangale and Gloria A. Santa Anna
P.O. Box 931
Greenfield, MA 01302
Telephone: (413) 774-7469
Email: info@crg-collab.org
Fax: (413) 475-7088
Website: www.collaborativeresolutionsgroup.org
Roster: 15/35
Fees: After initial free session, mediation services in divorce, separation, post-divorce and custody cases are provided on a free or sliding scale fee basis (based on annual income and number of dependents) ranging from $ 0 to $175.00 per hour.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

Quabbin Mediation, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Sharon Tracy
13 South Main Street
Orange, MA 01364
Telephone: (978) 544-6142
Email: info@quabbinmediation.org
Fax: (978) 544 - 2165
Website: www.quabbinmediation.org
Roster: 15/59
Fees: No fee for on-site mediation services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services are charged on a sliding scale based on individual or household gross income; fee reduction or waiver may be available.
Language: English, Spanish, and American Sign Language.
ADR Process: Mediation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Hampden County Approved ADR Programs

Collaborative Resolutions Group (CRG)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Debbie Lynangale and Gloria A. Santa Anna
P.O. Box 931
Greenfield, MA 01302
Telephone: (413) 774-7469
Email: info@crg-collab.org
Fax: (413) 475-7088
Website: www.collaborativeresolutionsgroup.org
Roster: 15/35
Fees: After initial free session, mediation services in divorce, separation, post-divorce and custody cases are provided on a free or sliding scale fee basis (based on annual income and number of dependents) ranging from $ 0 to $175.00 per hour.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation

Hampden County Bar Conciliation Program
Contact: Jennifer A. Thorn, Esq.
Law Offices of Jennifer A. Thorn, P.C.
1391 Main Street; Suite 600
Springfield, MA 01103
Telephone: (413) 739-1257
Fax: (413) 739-0341
Roster: 36/36
Fees: None. Services are provided on a pro bono basis.
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

Quabbin Mediation, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Sharon Tracy
13 South Main Street
Orange, MA 01364
Telephone: (978) 544-6142
Email: info@quabbinmediation.org
Fax: (978) 544-2165
Website: www.quabbinmediation.org
Roster: 15/59
Fees: No fee for on-site mediation services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services are charged on a sliding scale based on individual or household gross income; fee reduction or waiver may be available.
Language: English, Spanish and, American Sign Language.
ADR Process: Mediation

SERV (Settlement and Early Resolution Volunteers Project)
Contact: Victoria Rothbaum
99 Chauncy Street; Suite 400
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: (781) 820-0082
Email: rothbaumv@gmail.com
Fax: None
Roster: 51 / 51
Fees: No fees. Services are provided pro bono
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Hampshire County Approved ADR Programs

Collaborative Resolutions Group (CRG)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Debbie Lynangale and Gloria A. Santa Anna
P.O. Box 931
Greenfield, MA 01302
Telephone: (413) 774-7469
Email: info@crg-collab.org
Fax: (413) 475-7088
Website: www.collaborativeresolutionsgroup.org
Roster: 15/35
Fees: After initial free session, mediation services in divorce, separation, post-divorce and custody cases are provided on a free or sliding scale fee basis (based on annual income and number of dependents) ranging from $ 0 to $175.00 per hour.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation

Hampshire County Bar Conciliation Program
Contact: Rebecca Ryan
15 Gothic Street Suite 10
Northampton, MA 01060-3084
Telephone: (413) 586-8729
Email: hcba@crocker.com
Fax: (413) 586-7388
Website: www.hampshirebar.org
Roster: 10/10
Fees: None. Services are provided on a pro bono basis.
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

Quabbin Mediation, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Sharon Tracy
13 South Main Street
Orange, MA 01364
Telephone: (978) 544-6142
Email: info@quabbinmediation.org
Fax: (978) 544-2165
Website: www.quabbinmediation.org
Roster: 15/59
Fees: No fee for on-site mediation services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services are charged on a sliding scale based on individual or household gross income; fee reduction or waiver may be available.
Language: English, Spanish, and American Sign Language.
ADR Process: Mediation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Middlesex County Approved ADR Programs

Agreement Resources, LLC
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Crystal Thorpe
30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Telephone: (617) 621-7009
Email: info@AgreementResources.com
Fax: (617) 419-1180
Website: www.AgreementResources.com
Roster: 4 / 4
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $350 per hour. Upon request, sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with consideration given to assets, liabilities, and number of dependents as well as availability of mediators.
Language: English and Norwegian
ADR Process: Mediation

Community Dispute Settlement Center
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Gail Packer
60 Gore Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Telephone: (617) 876-5376
Email: cdscinfo@communitydispute.org
Fax: (617) 876-6663
Website: www.communitydispute.org
Roster: 47 / 62
Fees: Sliding scale fees are per person, per session (not per hour), based on individual (or Household) gross income, ranging $40 to $330. Fee waiver may be available.
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hungarian.
ADR Process: Mediation

Elder Decisions
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Arline Kardasis
30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Telephone: (617) 621-7009
Email: info@ElderDecisions.com
Fax: (617) 419-1180
Website: www.elderdecisions.com
Roster: 4 / 4
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $350 per hour. Upon request, a sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with consideration given to assets, liabilities, number of dependents, circumstances and mediator availability.
Language: English and Norwegian
ADR Process: Mediation

Just-A-Start
Contact: Elizabeth Winston
1035 Cambridge Street; Suite 12
Cambridge, MA 02141
Telephone: (617) 918-7518
Email: elizabethwinston@justastart.org
Fax: (617) 494-8348
Website: www.justastart.org
Roster: 3 / 6
Fees: Mediation services are provided at a sliding scale rate from $10 to $350 per hour (to be allocated between parties) based on income.
Languages: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Metropolitan Mediation Services
Contact: Joshua Jacks
40 Webster Place
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 241-0300
Email: joshua.jacks@metromediation.org
Fax: (800) 886-0620
Website: http://metromediation.org
Roster: 17 / 58
Fees: No fees are charged for initial session up to four hours. Subsequent services may be provided at sliding scale rates based on parties’ incomes and number of individuals in households.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

MetroWest Mediation
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Seth Izen
600 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Telephone: (508) 872-9495
Email: info@metrowestmediationservices.org
Fax: (508) 872-9764
Website: www.metrowestmediationservices.org
Roster: 16/40
Fees: For Divorce and Post-Divorce mediation, there is a sliding fee scale according to parties= incomes, ranging from No Fee (for those with incomes less than $22,050) to $150 per person per hour (for incomes over $ 150,001). Fee waiver may be available upon request.
Language: English, Spanish, Hebrew, and Hindi
ADR Process: Mediation

The Mediation Group, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Amy Gordon
235 Cypress Street; Suite 300
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 277-9232
Email: info@themediationgroup.org
Fax: (617) 277-1699
Website: www.TheMediationGroup.org
Roster: 12 / 21
Fees: Divorce Mediation fees, divided between the parties, are: $450 per hour for a team of two co-mediators (one lawyer/mediator and one therapist/mediator). The fees for solo-mediation services are $350 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

Middlesex Mediation and Concilation Program                                      
Contact: Terrence Downes, Esq.
Middlesex Community College Law Center                                                                                 33 Kearney Square, Derby 200
Lowell, MA 01852
Telephone: (978) 656-3340
Email: downest@middlesex.mass.edu
Fax: (978) 441-1749
Website:
Roster: 54
Fees: No fees are charged for cases referred to our office by the Probate and Family Court,
Language: English, Spanish, Khmer, Portuguese, French, Cantonese, Vietnamese, and American Sign Language
ADR Process: Mediation and Conciliation

Middlesex County Bar Conciliation Program
Contact: Diane Varner
200 Trade Center; 3rd floor, Room 329
Woburn, MA 01801
Telephone: (781) 939-2797
Email: dianemcba@aol.com
Fax: (781) 933-1291
Website: www.Middlesexbar.org
Roster: 88 / 88
Fees: Administration Fee of $50 per side which may be waived by the judge.
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

MWI
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Josh Hoch
10 Liberty Square; 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Telephone: (617) 895-4028
Email: jhoch@mwi.org
Fax: (617) 973-9532
Website: www.mwi.org
Roster: 25 / 80
Fees: Divorce mediation is $200 per hour, per party. Reduced rates are available for families with a combined annual salary of $90,000 or less. Services may be available regardless of a party’s ability to pay.
Languages: English, Spanish and French
ADR Process: Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

SERV (Settlement and Early Resolution Volunteers Project)
Contact: Victoria Rothbaum
99 Chauncy Street; Suite 400
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: (781) 820-0082
Email: rothbaumv@gmail.com
Fax: None
Roster: 51 / 51
Fees: No fees. Services are provided pro bono
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Nantucket County Approved ADR Programs

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

SEMA (South Eastern Mediation & Arbitration)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Russell N. Wilkins
258 Winter Street
Hyannis, MA 02601
Telephone: (508) 778-9559
Email: admin@asksema.com
Fax: (508) 771-0135
Website: AskSEMA.com
Roster: 8/8 (mediators), 6/8 (conciliators)
Fees: $250 to $400 per hour (apportioned between parties, as parties agree) for Family Law Mediation and Conciliation; legal assistant’s time will be billed at $125.00 per hour. An initial payment of $2,500 is required before first session. Fees for documentation preparation, also. A waiver of the prepayment and reduced fees may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation and Conciliation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Norfolk County Approved ADR Programs

Agreement Resources, LLC
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Crystal Thorpe
30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Telephone: (617) 621-7009
Email: info@AgreementResources.com
Fax: (617) 419-1180
Website: www.AgreementResources.com
Roster: 4 / 4
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $350.00 per hour (split between parties). Upon request, sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with consideration given to assets, liabilities, number of dependents, circumstances and availability of mediators.
Language: English and Norwegian
ADR Process: Mediation

Community Dispute Settlement Center
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Gail Packer
60 Gore Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Telephone: (617) 876-5376
Email: cdscinfo@communitydispute.org
Fax: (617) 876-6663
Website: www.communitydispute.org
Roster: 47/62
Fees: Sliding scale fees are per person, per session (not per hour), based on individual (or household) gross income, ranging $ 40.00 to $ 330.00. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hungarian
ADR Process: Mediation

Elder Decisions
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Arline Kardasis
30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Telephone: (617) 621-7009
Email: info@ElderDecisions.com
Fax: (617) 419-1180
Website: www.elderdecisions.com
Roster: 4 / 4
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation services are $350 per hour (split between the parties). Upon request, sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with additional consideration given to assets, liabilities, number of dependents, circumstances as well as availability of mediators.
Language: English and Norwegian
ADR Process: Mediation

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Metropolitan Mediation Services
Contact: Joshua Jacks
40 Webster Place
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 241-0300
Email: Joshua.jacks@metromediation.org
Fax: (800) 886-0620
Website: http://metromediation.org
Roster: 17/58
Fees: No fees for initial session up to 4 hours. Subsequent services may be provided at sliding scale rates based on household incomes and number of individuals in household.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

The Mediation Group, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Amy Gordon
235 Cypress Street
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 277-9232
Email: info@themediationgroup.org
Fax: (617) 277-1699
Website: www.TheMediationGroup.org
Roster: 12/21
Fees: Divorce Mediation fees, divided between the parties, are $450 per hour for a team of two co-mediators (one lawyer/mediator and one therapist/mediator). The fees for solo-mediation services are $350 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

MWI
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Josh Hoch
10 Liberty Square (4th Floor)
Boston, MA 02109
Telephone: (617) 895-4028
Email: jhoch@mwi.org
Fax: (617) 973-9532
Website: www.mwi.org
Roster: 25/80
Fees: Divorce mediation is $200 per hour, per party. Reduced rates are available for families with a combined annual salary of $90,000 or less. Services may be available regardless of a party's ability to pay.
Language: English, Spanish, and French
ADR Process: Mediation

Norfolk County Bar Association Conciliation Program
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Bar Association of Norfolk County (BANC)
Contact: Virginia O'Riordan (Executive Director)
420 Washington Street, Suite 304
Braintree, MA 02184
Telephone: (617) 471-9693
Fax: (617) 770-9948
Email: admin@norfolkbarassn.org
Website: www.NorfolkBarAssn.org
Roster: 75/75
Fees: $ 150.00 per party administrative fee. Sliding scale fee and/or fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Plymouth County Approved ADR Programs

Agreement Resources, LLC
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Crystal Thorpe
30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Telephone: (617) 621-7009
Email: info@AgreementResources.com
Fax: (617) 419-1180
Website: www.AgreementResources.com
Roster: 4 / 4
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $350.00 per hour (split between parties). Upon request, sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with consideration given to assets, liabilities, number of dependents, circumstances and availability of mediators.
Language: English and Norwegian
ADR Process: Mediation

Elder Decisions
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Arline Kardasis
30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Telephone: (617) 621-7009
Email: info@ElderDecisions.com
Fax: (617) 419-1180
Website: www.elderdecisions.com
Roster: 4 / 4
Fees: Mediation services are $350 per hour (split between parties). Upon request, sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with consideration given to assets, liabilities, number of dependents, circumstances and availability of mediators.
Language: English and Norwegian
ADR Process: Mediation

Greater Brockton Center for Dispute Resolutions
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

Contact: Ron Fredey
215 Main Street (Room 207)
Brockton, MA 02301
Telephone: (508) 897-2868
Email: rfredey@gmail.com or mediators@gbcdr.org
Fax: N/A
Website: www.gbcdr.org
Roster: 6/25
Fees: No fees
Language: English and Hebrew
ADR Process: Mediation

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

The Mediation Group, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Amy Gordon
235 Cypress Street; Suite 300
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 277-9232
Email: info@themediationgroup.org
Fax: (617) 277-1699
Website: www.theMediationGroup.org
Roster: 12/21
Fees: Divorce Mediation fees, divided between the parties are: $450 per hour for a team of two co-mediators: one lawyer/mediator and one therapist/mediator. The fees for solo-mediation services are $350 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

MWI
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Josh Hoch
10 Liberty Square (4th Floor)
Boston, MA 02109
Telephone: (617) 895-4028
Email: jhoch@mwi.org
Fax: (617) 973-9532
Website: www.mwi.org
Roster: 25/80
Fees: Divorce mediation is $200 per hour, per party. Reduced rates are available for families with a combined annual salary of $90,000 or less. Services may be available regardless of a party's ability to pay.
Language: English, Spanish, and French.
ADR Process: Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

Plymouth County Bar Conciliation Program
Contact: Jeanne Koenig
P.O. Box 7303
Brockton, MA 02303-7303
Telephone: (508) 584-4600
Email: plymcountybar@aol.com
Fax: (508) 584-4620
Website: www.plymouthcountybar.com
Roster: 57/57
Fees: $50.00 per party for administrative costs only, in domestic relations cases. (No administrative fee is charged for guardianship and estate cases.)
Language: English, Portuguese and Spanish
ADR Process: Conciliation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Suffolk County Approved ADR Programs

Agreement Resources, LLC
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Crystal Thorpe
30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Telephone: (617) 621-7009
Email: info@AgreementResources.com
Fax: (617) 419-1180
Website: www.AgreementResources.com
Roster: 4 / 4
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $350 per hour. Upon request, sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with consideration given to assets, liabilities, and number of dependents as well as availability of mediators.
Language: English and Norwegian
ADR Process: Mediation

Community Dispute Settlement Center
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Gail Packer
60 Gore Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
Telephone: (617) 876-5376
Email: cdscinfo@communitydispute.org
Fax: (617) 876-6663
Website: www.communitydispute.org
Roster: 47 / 62
Fees: Sliding scale fees are per person, per session (not per hour), based on individual (or Household) gross income, ranging $40 to $330. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Hungarian.
ADR Process: Mediation

Elder Decisions
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Arline Kardasis
30 Walpole Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Telephone: (617) 621-7009
Email: info@ElderDecisions.com
Fax: (617) 419-1180
Website: www.elderdecisions.com
Roster: 4 / 4
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $350 per hour. Upon request, a sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with additional consideration given to assets, liabilities, number of dependents and circumstances.
Language: English and Norwegian
ADR Process: Mediation

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

MetroWest Mediation
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Seth Izen
600 Concord Street
Framingham, MA 01702
Telephone: (508) 872-9495
Email: info@metrowestmediationservices.org
Fax: (508) 872-9764
Website: www.metrowestmediationservices.org
Roster: 16/40
Fees: For Divorce and Post-Divorce mediation, there is a sliding fee scale according to parties= incomes, ranging from No Fee (for those with incomes less than $22,050) to $150 per person per hour (for incomes over $ 150,001). Fee waiver may be available upon request.
Language: English, Spanish, Hebrew, and Hindi
ADR Process: Mediation

Metropolitan Mediation Services
Contact: Joshua Jacks
40 Webster Place
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 241-0300
Email: joshua.jacks@metromediation.org
Fax: (800) 886-0620
Website: http://metromediation.org
Roster: 17 / 58
Fees: No fees are charged for initial session up to four hours. Subsequent services may be provided at sliding scale rates based on parties’ household incomes and number of individuals in households.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

The Mediation Group, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Amy Gordon
235 Cypress Street; Suite 300
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 277-9232
Email: info@themediationgroup.org
Fax: (617) 277-1699
Website: www.TheMediationGroup.org
Roster: 12 / 21
Fees: Divorce Mediation fees, divided between the parties, are: $450 per hour for a team of two co-mediators (one lawyer/mediator and one therapist/mediator). The fees for solo-mediation services are $350 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

MWI
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Josh Hoch
10 Liberty Square; 4th Floor
Boston, MA 02109
Telephone: (617) 895-4028
Email: jhoch@mwi.org
Fax: (617) 973-9532
Website: www.mwi.org
Roster: 25 / 80
Fees: Divorce mediation is $200 per hour, per party. Reduced rates are available for families with a combined annual salary of $90,000 or less. Services may be available regardless of a party’s ability to pay.
Languag: English, Spanish, and French
ADR Process: Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

SERV (Settlement and Early Resolution Volunteers Project)
Contact: Victoria Rothbaum
99 Chauncy Street; Suite 400
Boston, MA 02111
Telephone: (781) 820-0082
Email: rothbaumv@gmail.com
Fax: None
Roster: 51 / 51
Fees: No fees. Services are provided pro bono
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Worcester County Approved ADR Programs

Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation (MCFM Inc.)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

Contact: Justin Kelsey, President of MCFM
9 Main Street
Southborough, MA 001772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 34/34 (across Massachusetts)
Fees: No fees for on-site services provided at the courthouse. Fees for off-site services
varies, ranging from $190 to $450 per hour, according to the hourly fee of the mediator
taking the case. Reduced fee or waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

FSCM Mediation Services of Central MA
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Sabrina Bohun
31 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609
Telephone: (508) 756-4646
Fax: (508) 791-4755
Email: sbohun@fscm.org
Roster: 14/26
Fees: Sliding hourly scale fee ranging between $25 to $150 per hour. Separate fee for preparation of documents may apply. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation

The Mediation Group, Inc.
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Amy Gordon
235 Cypress Street; Suite 300
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 277-9232
Fax: (617) 277-1699
Email: info@themediationgroup.org
Roster: 12/21
Fees: Divorce Mediation fees, divided between the parties, are: for co-mediation services $450 per hour for a team of two mediators (one lawyer /mediator and one therapist/ mediator). The fees for solo-mediation services are $350 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Processes: Mediation and Arbitration

Parker Mediation
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Larri Tonelli Parker
Piccadilly Plaza; Suite C
490 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604
Telephone: (508) 795-0200
Fax: (508) 791-0325
Email: Larri@larriparker.com
Roster: 3/3
Fees: Divorce mediation rate: $ 295.00 per hour, with a free initial consultation. Additional costs include preparation of the agreement and court documents (2 hour charge) and preparation of financial documents ($150.00/each). Cancellations not cancelled/rescheduled with 24 hours will be charge a 1 hour ($295.00) fee. Reduced fees are available.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Permanency Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: James Lister, Executive Director
37 Winter Island Road
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 744-1099
Email: jlister@plummeryouthpromise.org
Fax: (978) 744-9772                                       
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org                                   Roster:14/14                                                                              
Fees: No fees will be charged for permanency mediation cases. Plummer Youth Promise will only accept cases as allowed under the Trial Court contract.                                                       Language: English and Spanish   
ADR Process: Mediation

WhyLitigate (also YLitigate LLC)
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 7/7
Fees: $400 per hour, divided between the parties. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Worcester County Bar Conciliation Program
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Carolyn M. Mitchell
C/o Mark Zarrow, Lian Zarrow Attorneys
370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 459-8063
Fax: (508) 459-8363
Email: cmm.esq@pobox.com
Roster: 52/52
Fees: None. Services are provided on a pro bono basis.
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

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