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Carmela is a divorce mediator for South Shore Divorce Mediation and a Senior Attorney for Lynch & Owens, P.C. She is a frequent contributor to the SSDM and Lynch & Owens Blogs covering subjects including Massachusetts divorce mediation, divorce and family law, alimony and child custody. Carmela can be reached by phone at (781) 253-2049 or email at cmiraglia@madivorcemediators.com.

3 Ways You Can Help Your Children Handle a Divorce

3 ways to help children handle the strain of divorce

Mediation Coach and Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia reviews ways to help your child through the divorce process.  Divorce is not only stressful on the parties that are separating, it can also have far reaching effects on the children in the family. Most divorcing parents will do everything within their control to try to prevent […]

Millennials and the Benefits of Mediating Prenuptial Agreements

Millennials should mediate prenuptial agreements to save money

South Shore Divorce Mediator Carmela Miraglia explores how millennial spouses can benefit by mediating their prenuptial agreements. A recent article in The New York Times discussed the rise of prenuptial agreements, especially in the millennial crowd. The article offered useful information and a host of tips for starting the prenup process, with one that stuck […]

The Increased Role of Mediation Coaches in Shuttle Mediation

Mediation coaching in shuttle mediation

Cape Cod mediator and mediation coach, Carmela M. Miraglia, explores how shuttle mediation increases opportunities for mediation coaches. Shuttle mediation is a popular technique used by divorce mediators to help couples resolve their legal disputes amicably. While this technique can be especially useful in high conflict divorces, it is also aids mediations by reducing the […]

How Hiring a Mediation Coach Can Help You Mediate Your Divorce

Mediation coaches help spouses cope with the stressful divorce process

Mediation Coach and Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia discusses how hiring a mediation coach can help with the divorce mediation process. While mediating your divorce is usually less stressful than litigating it, the mediation participants can still face tension, stress and fears about the unknown. Having a mediation coach help you through the process can […]

Four Negotiating Tips for Divorce Mediation

4 Negotiating Tips for Divorce Mediation

Mediation Coach and Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia provides four divorce mediation negotiation tips.  One of the main benefits of divorce mediation is that it minimizes the impact that lawyers have on the outcome of your divorce. However, there is a drawback to the attorney-free environment: without lawyers present during mediation sessions, you must advocate […]

New Case Highlights How Mediation Can Craft Unique Child Support Solutions

Collaborative Law Divorce

Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia reviews a recent Appeals Court decision highlighting how mediated agreements offer flexible solutions. A new case from the Massachusetts Appeals Court allows judges to enforce divorce agreements that have retroactive components, providing divorce mediation another tool to create a separation agreement that is unique to the parties and mutually beneficial. […]

When Should You Start the Divorce Mediation Process?

Timing - when to start divorce mediation

Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia reviews the best time to start divorce mediation. One of the advantages of the divorce mediation process, compared to the litigation process, is that mediation rewards creativity and encourages flexibility by allowing to spouses set the pace for resolving their divorce. While many spouses will complete the mediation process before […]

How Mediation Helps Unmarried Parents Resolve Child Custody and Child Support Issues

Unmarried Parents Mediating Child Support and Custody

Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia discusses how mediation can work for unmarried parents to resolve child support and custody issues. Although the SSDM blog often emphasizes divorce mediation, the truth is that mediation is also extremely useful for unmarried parents who are looking to amicably resolve issues including child custody, parenting time, and child support. All of […]

Mediating Modifications: Child Custody, Child Support and Alimony

Mediating divorce modifications

Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia discusses how mediation can assist parents and former spouses amicably modify judgments and agreements. Fortunately, life goes on after a divorce. However, the needs and goals of the divorced spouses and their children can change with time. Often, these changes are significant enough that terms of a divorce agreement are […]