Probate and Family Court approved Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs

A list of approved Probate and Family Court programs that offer mediation and other ADR services.

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Overview of services

Approved programs that offer mediation and other ADR services are allowed to charge fees, and their fee schedules offer fee waivers or reduced fees for indigent or low income litigants. Some approved programs don’t charge fees. In addition to programs that offer mediation, conciliation and arbitration, the Probate and Family Court has on-site dispute intervention services managed by the Office of the Commissioner of Probation (OCP) and directed by probation officers in each of the 14 court divisions. "Dispute intervention" is a process used in the Probate and Family Court where probation officers act as neutrals to help the parties understand issues where they disagree and help them solve these disagreements. There are no fees for this service, and a judge may require the parties to participate in dispute intervention. 

When deciding whether to approve a program, the Probate and Family Court considers the program’s neutrals’ specialized training, including subjects like: 

  • Family law 
  • Family dynamics 
  • Child developmental issues 
  • Non-traditional families 
  • Complex financial issues (for example, business evaluation, retirement benefits, and divorce and domestic violence tax consequences) 

A judge may require parties and/or their lawyers to attend a "screening" for court connected dispute resolution services to decide whether or not these services are appropriate for them and to give the parties a chance to learn about the services. The programs listed have agreed to provide free screening services.

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

Matthew Abraham
Field Coordinator
Probate and Family Court Administrative Office
3 Center Plaza, Suite 210
Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 788-6600
Fax: (617) 788-8995

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. 441-0620
Fax: (413) 443-3430

Colleen Carroll
Bristol Division
Probate and Family Court Department
289 Rock Street
Fall River, MA 02723
Phone: (508) 672-1751 Ext. 212
Fax: (508) 822-9837

Nickeisha Davidson
Essex Division
Probate and Family Court Department
45 Congress Street, Suite 170
Salem, MA 01970
Phone: (978) 740-1020 Ext. 6066 
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 & Melissa Campana
Hampden Division
Probate and Family Court Department
50 State Street, P.O. Box 559
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: Jocelyn Axelson (413) 748-7749
Melissa Campana (413) 735-6054
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

Margaret Reilly & Krishna Butaney
Middlesex Division - South
Probate and Family Court Department
10-U Commerce Way
Woburn, MA 01801
and
Middlesex Division - North
370 Jackson Street, 5th floor,
Lowell, MA 01852
Contacts:
Margaret Reilly:
(978) 656-7764 or margaret.reilly@jud.state.ma.us
Krishna Butaney:
(978) 656-7715 or krishna.butaney@jud.state.ma.us

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

Amanda Bourgeois
Suffolk Division
Probate and Family Court Department
Edward W. Brooke Courthouse
24 New Chardon Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-788-8214
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 Pro Bono Conciliation Program
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Bruce Blackwell
3180 Main Street
P.O. Box 718
Barnstable, MA 02630
Telephone: (508) 362-2121
Email: BarnstableCountyBarAssociation@gmail.com
Fax: (508) 362-7604
Website: www.barnstablebar.org
Roster: 20

Fees: None. Services are provided on a pro bono basis.
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Sara Barnes
15 Merchants Court, Suite 5
Vineyard Haven, MA 02658
Telephone: (508) 693-2999
Email: info@mvmediation.org
Fax: n/a
Website: www.mvmediation.org
Roster: 24
Fees: No fees for Court-Connected services in the first sessions. Community Cases are charged based on a sliding fee scale.
Language: English and Portuguese
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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

South Eastern Mediation and Arbitration (SEMA)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Russell N. Wilkins
300 Barnstable Road
Hyannis, MA 02601
Telephone: (508) 778-9559
Email: admin@asksema.com
Fax: (508) 906-5115
Website: AskSEMA.com
Roster: 8
Fees: $300 to $450 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 $3,000 to $4,500 is due prior to commencement of 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

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Berkshire County Approved ADR Programs

Berkshire County Bar Conciliation Program
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

Contact: Kenneth P. Ferris, Esq.
44 Bank Row
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Telephone: (413) 442-6941                                                                                 
Email: kferris@hashimspinola.com

Fax: (413) 443-3430
Roster: 12

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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. 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

Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $400 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
ADR Process: Mediation

Bristol County Bar Conciliation Program
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

Contact: Kelly A. Barley
448 County Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Telephone: (508) 990-1303
Email: Bristolbarassn@gmail.com
Fax: (508) 999-0477
Website: https://bristolcountybarassociation.org
Roster: 41
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
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $400 per hour. Upon request, a sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with additional consideration given to assets, liabilities and number of dependents. Ability to pay is determined on a case-by-case basis.
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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

The Mediation Group
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: 26
Fees: Fees divided between the parties range from $400 to $650 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available in cases where a party is unable to pay.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. 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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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
Vineyard Haven, MA 02658
Telephone: (508) 693-2999
Email: info@mvmediation.org
Fax: n/a
Website: www.mvmediation.org
Roster: 24
Fees: No fees for Court-Connected services in the first sessions. Community Cases are charged based on a sliding fee scale.
Language: English and Portuguese
ADR Process: Mediation

Plummer Youth Promise
Contact: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

South Eastern Mediation and Arbitration (SEMA)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Russell N. Wilkins
300 Barnstable Road
Hyannis, MA 02601
Telephone: (508) 778-9559
Email: admin@asksema.com
Fax: (508) 906-5115
Website: AskSEMA.com
Roster: 8
Fees: $300 to $450 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 $3,000 to $4,500 is due prior to commencement of 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

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Essex County Approved ADR Programs

Essex County Bar Conciliation Program
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Amy Grant
45 Congress Street
Salem, MA 01970
Telephone: (978) 741-7888
Email: executivedirector@essexcountybar.org
Fax: (978) 741-1348
Website: www.essexcountybar.org
Roster: 103
Fees: Administrative Fee $100.00 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, Portuguese, 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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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

North Shore Community Mediation Center
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Hannah Bowen
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: 50
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

The Mediation Group
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: 26
Fees: Fees divided between the parties range from $400 to $650 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available in cases where a party is unable to pay.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Franklin County Approved ADR Programs

Collaborative Resolutions Group
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Gloria A. Santa Anna and Leigh Youngblood
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: 24

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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

Quabbin Mediation
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: 49
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

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Hampden County Approved ADR Programs

Collaborative Resolutions Group
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Gloria A. Santa Anna and Leigh Youngblood
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: 24

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
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

Contact: Noreen E. Nardi, Executive Director
50 State Street, Room 137
Springfield, MA 01103
Telephone: (413) 732-4660                                                                     
Email: admin@hcbar.org                                                                                        
Fax: (413) 732-6882
Roster: 65

Fees: No fees. 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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Hampshire County Approved ADR Programs

Collaborative Resolutions Group
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Gloria A. Santa Anna and Leigh Youngblood
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: 24

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
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

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: 11
Fees: No fees. 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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

Quabbin Mediation
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: 49
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

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. 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

Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $400 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
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: 71
Fees: Sliding scale fees are per person, per session (not per hour), based on individual (or Household) gross income, ranging $40 to $375. 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
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $400 per hour. Upon request, a sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with additional consideration given to assets, liabilities and number of dependents. Ability to pay is determined on a case-by-case basis.
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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

Contact: Antonio Castro
40 Webster Place
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 241-0300
Email:antonio.castro@metromediation.org
Fax: (800) 886-0620
Website: http://metromediation.org
Roster: 33
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

MetroWest Mediation Services
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Seth Izen
220 North Main Street, Suite 106
Natick, MA 01760
Telephone: (508) 872-9495
Email: info@metrowestmediationservices.org
Fax: (508) 872-9764
Website: www.metrowestmediationservices.org
Roster: 45
Fees: No fee for any court-referred case.
Language: English, Mandarin, Portuguese & Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation

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: 75
Fees: Administration Fee of $100 per person 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: 31
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

The Mediation Group
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: 26
Fees: Fees divided between the parties range from $400 to $650 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available in cases where a party is unable to pay.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. 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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

South Eastern Mediation and Arbitration (SEMA)
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Russell N. Wilkins
300 Barnstable Road
Hyannis, MA 02601
Telephone: (508) 778-9559
Email: admin@asksema.com
Fax: (508) 906-5115
Website: AskSEMA.com
Roster: 8
Fees: $300 to $450 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 $3,000 to $4,500 is due prior to commencement of 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

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. 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

Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $400 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
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: 71
Fees: Sliding scale fees are per person, per session (not per hour), based on individual (or Household) gross income, ranging $40 to $375. 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
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $400 per hour. Upon request, a sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with additional consideration given to assets, liabilities and number of dependents. Ability to pay is determined on a case-by-case basis.
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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

Contact: Antonio Castro
40 Webster Place
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 241-0300
Email: antonio.castro@metromediation.org
Fax: (800) 886-0620
Website: http://metromediation.org
Roster: 33
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

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: 31
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

Norfolk County Bar 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: 66
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

The Mediation Group
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: 26
Fees: Fees divided between the parties range from $400 to $650 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available in cases where a party is unable to pay.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. 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

Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $400 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
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
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $400 per hour. Upon request, a sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with additional consideration given to assets, liabilities and number of dependents. Ability to pay is determined on a case-by-case basis.
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: 27
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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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

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: 31
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

Plymouth County Bar Conciliation Program
Jeanne Koenig
P.O. Box 7303
Brockton, MA 02303
Telephone: (508) 584-4600
Email: plymcountybar@aol.com
Fax: (508) 584-4620
Website: www.plymouthcountybar.com
Roster: 55
Fees: No fee
Language: English, Portuguese, Spanish
ADR Process: Conciliation

The Mediation Group
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: 26
Fees: Fees divided between the parties range from $400 to $650 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available in cases where a party is unable to pay.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. 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

Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $400 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
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: 71
Fees: Sliding scale fees are per person, per session (not per hour), based on individual (or Household) gross income, ranging $40 to $375. 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
Fees: Free initial consultation. Mediation fees are $400 per hour. Upon request, a sliding scale and pro bono services may be available, based on income with additional consideration given to assets, liabilities and number of dependents. Ability to pay is determined on a case-by-case basis.
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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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 Services
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Seth Izen
220 North Main Street, Suite 106
Natick, MA 01760
Telephone: (508) 872-9495
Email: info@metrowestmediationservices.org
Fax: (508) 872-9764
Website: www.metrowestmediationservices.org
Roster: 45
Fees: No fee for any court-referred case.
Language: English, Mandarin, Portuguese & Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation

Metropolitan Mediation Services
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information

Contact: Antonio Castro
40 Webster Place
Brookline, MA 02445
Telephone: (617) 241-0300
Email: antonio.castro@metromediation.org
Fax: (800) 886-0620
Website: http://metromediation.org
Roster: 33
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

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: 31
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

Settlement and Early Resolution Volunteer (SERV)
Volunteer Lawyers Project

Contact: Barbara Siegel
7 Winthrop Square, 2nd Floor
Boston MA 02110
Telephone: 617-423-0648
Email: SERV@vlpnet.org
Fax: 617-423-0061
Roster: 50
Fees: No fees. Services are provided pro bono
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

The Mediation Group
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: 26
Fees: Fees divided between the parties range from $400 to $650 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available in cases where a party is unable to pay.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

Worcester County Approved ADR Programs

Family Mediation Services of Central MA
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Sabrina Allfrey
210 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Telephone: (508) 796-1971
Fax: (508) 791-4766
Email: sallfrey@fscm.org
Roster: 27

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

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 01772
Telephone: (508) 655-5980
Fax: (508) 655-5981
Email: jkelsey@skylarklaw.com
Website: www.mcfm.org
Roster: 28
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: Julia A. B. Pearson                                                      
37 Winter Island Road                                                             
Salem, MA 01970                                                           
Telephone: (781) 433-0313                                                      
Email: jpearson@plummeryouthpromise.org                              
Fax: (781) 433-0327                                                             
Website: plummeryouthpromise.org
Roster: 32                                                                                                                
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, Spanish, French, Polish                                             
ADR Process: Mediation

The Mediation Group
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: 26
Fees: Fees divided between the parties range from $400 to $650 per hour. Fee reduction or waiver may be available in cases where a party is unable to pay.
Language: English and Spanish
ADR Process: Mediation and Arbitration

Worcester Bar Conciliation Program
Remote services available, contact provider for specific information
Contact: Diane Sladen and Caitlin Costigan
2 Maple Ave
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Telephone: (774) 243-9002
Fax: (508) 272-7807
Email: conciliation@sladencostigan.com
Roster: 68
Fees: None. Services are provided on a pro bono basis.
Language: English
ADR Process: Conciliation

Y. Litigate
Contact: Michael F. Herman
300 & 370 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Telephone: (508) 752-0018
Fax: (508) 752-9844 and (508) 755-6640
Email: resolve@whylitigate.com
Roster: 6

Fees: Fees are $400 per hour. A reduced rate of $240 per hour is available to parties with combined assets of $150,000 or less. Fee waiver may be available.
Language: English
ADR Process: Mediation

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