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Founder 

Troy Daniels

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Troy Daniels is an experienced mediator and member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, MCFM and IACP. He graduated from Suffolk University with “Highest Distinction” and has worked for the Law Offices of Robert J. Ebersole since 2004. After law school Mr. Daniels was a mediator and instructor with Mediation Services of North Central Massachusetts and the Middlesex Community College Law Center. Mr. Daniels has mediated hundreds of disputes in and out of the court system throughout Massachusetts.  

Mr. Daniels is certified to mediate in many areas. He has years of experience mediating community, criminal, workplace, business, commercial, construction, employment, insurance , consumer, automotive, retail, landlord/tenant, divorce, post-divorce, paternity, custody, co-parenting, same-sex relationship and eldercare, conflicts.  


 

Daniels Mediation Services operates from a comfortable, safe, and confidential home office located at 94 Main Street in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

On-site or in office mediations may be negotiated for an additional fee.

 
 
 
 
 

What is Mediation?

 
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Mediation is an informal, confidential process wherein a neutral person (a mediator) facilitates communication and resolution to a conflict.

A mediator assists parties in reaching their own mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement.  The mediator facilitates a conversation and explores alternative resolutions to a conflict to avoid costly and time consuming litigation. The mediator will assist parties to determine common interests, foster joint problem solving, explore settlement alternatives and finalize an agreement. Mediation often saves much time and money for all parties involved.

All communications in mediation are confidential (M.G.L. Ch. 233 § 23C):

“All memoranda, and other work product prepared by a mediator and a mediator's case files shall be confidential and not subject to disclosure in any judicial or administrative proceeding involving any of the parties to any mediation to which such materials apply. Any communication made in the course of and relating to the subject matter of any mediation and which is made in the presence of such mediator by any participant, mediator or other person shall be a confidential communication and not subject to disclosure in any judicial or administrative proceeding; provided, however, that the provisions of this section shall not apply to the mediation of labor disputes.
For the purposes of this section a ''mediator'' shall mean a person not a party to a dispute who enters into a written agreement with the parties to assist them in resolving their disputes and has completed at least thirty hours of training in mediation and who either has four years of professional experience as a mediator or is accountable to a dispute resolution organization which has been in existence for at least three years or one who has been appointed to mediate by a judicial or governmental body.”

Neither the mediator’s work product nor the participants’ statements made in mediation can be later disclosed or admitted into evidence.  Private sessions (known as caucuses) between a single party and the mediator are confidential, statements are not shared with other parties without permission.

Mediation is a voluntary process and cases are resolved only with the mutual assent of the parties. Mediation is flexible and encourages creativity in reaching a resolution not often available in litigation and produces more satisfying outcomes.

 

Interested in further exploring our mediation options?

 

we currently provide the following services:
 

 

Family
Mediation

Corporate
Mediation

Consumer
Issues

 

Residential
Mediation

How much does mediation cost?

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The first 30 minutes are free

This time is used to get acquainted, explain mediation, and to sign the agreement to participate.  

 

 

Daniels Mediation Services’ office is located in the home of the Troy Daniels.  Overhead costs are minimal compared to other firms and mediation services.  

Mediation generally costs between $200.00 and $500.00 an hour.  Daniels Mediation Services charges $150.00 per hour (additional costs for travel depends on the location of the mediation sessions).  How much mediation costs depends largely on the parties, the nature, and complexity of the dispute that needs to be resolved.

If the parties wish to continue after the initial 30 minute consultation, an hourly rate of $150.00 is due and payable at the end of each session day.