What is Conciliation?

Conciliation with SEMA is court ordered, confidential, and informal. Your business and personal information remains completely private. The Conciliator meets with parties either together in the same room or separately, then points out the strengths and weaknesses of each party’s case. The Conciliator will also suggest resolutions, taking into account each party’s respective position, and the law. In Conciliation the parties have the option of representation by attorney or self-representation. The parties must agree on the resolution. Conciliation may be utilized to resolve an entire case or specific issue(s) of the case. Conciliation is non-binding.

What is a Conciliator?

  • Neutral and trained in the art of conciliation
  • Trained and experienced in the area of the law in dispute
  • Skilled at identifying strengths and weaknesses of a case
  • Experienced in identifying unique and positive alternative resolutions

All disputed legal issues (except criminal) are appropriate for Conciliation. The most common subject matter are:

  • Divorce/Separation
  • Parenting (Custody, Visitation)
  • Child Support
  • Alimony (Spousal Support)
  • Division of Assets
  • Post Divorce/Separation Disputes
  • Contempt
  • Modifications
  • Wills and Trusts Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Employment Disputes
  • Tort Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Real Estate Disputes (Rights of Way, Easements, Boundaries)
  • Asset Evaluation (Business, Real Estate, Stock Options, Retirement Accounts)

Benefits of Conciliation:

  • Conciliator has process and subject matter expertise
  • Clarification of Issues
  • Assessment of strength and weaknesses of each parties’ case
  • Narrowing of issue
  • Neutral party exploring settlement options
  • Self-determination

Feel free to phone us at 508-778-9559 or email for further information.

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