Carmela Miraglia

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.

What 3 Things Should I Bring to my First Divorce Mediation Session?

Checklist of 3 things to bring to first divorce mediation session

Mediation Coach and Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia discusses the 3 items every spouse should bring to their first mediation session. Preparing for your first divorce mediation session is important. Preparation helps ensure that the session runs smoothly and the parties accomplish as much as possible, potentially saving time and money in the long run. What 3 Things Should I Bring to my First Divorce Mediation Session?

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 Millennials and the Benefits of Mediating Prenuptial Agreements

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 The Increased Role of Mediation Coaches in Shuttle Mediation

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 How Hiring a Mediation Coach Can Help You Mediate Your Divorce

What Is the Point of Alimony and Why Is It Such a Difficult Topic to Discuss?

Purpose of Often Contentious Alimony

Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia discusses the point of alimony and the difficulties and stigma surrounding it. Out of all of the issues you might face in a divorce, alimony is arguably the most contentious. Unfortunately, the conflict that normally surrounds alimony discussions is due, in large part, to the very nature of alimony itself. What Is the Point of Alimony and Why Is It Such a Difficult Topic to Discuss?

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. New Case Highlights How Mediation Can Craft Unique Child Support Solutions

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 When Should You Start the Divorce Mediation Process?

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