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Author Archives: Justin Kelsey

Justin L. Kelsey is a family law attorney, collaborative law attorney, divorce mediator and founder of Skylark Law & Mediation. He can be reached by phone at (508) 655-5980 or jkelsey@skylarklaw.com, or visit his website at https://www.skylarklaw.com/.

Three Things that Mediation is NOT

Massachusetts Divorce Mediator Justin L. Kelsey presents a short primer on three things that divorce mediation is not. Mediation has become a popular alternative to court proceedings, with mediators resolving disputes of all kinds ranging from private family matters to the very public NFL lockout. But there is still a significant amount of confusion about what […]

I’m in Mediation, do I need a Lawyer too?

Do I need a lawyer for mediation?

Divorce Mediator Justin L. Kelsey of Skylark Law & Mediation guest blogs on the pros and cons of hiring an attorney for a divorce mediation. A recent LinkedIn discussion debated the value of meeting with a lawyer when participating in mediation. There are a variety of pros and cons to retaining separate counsel while you are […]

What Questions Should You Ask Before Hiring a Divorce Mediator?

Hiring a divorce mediator?

Divorce Mediator Justin L. Kelsey of Skylark Law & Mediation guest blogs about questions to ask before hiring a divorce mediator. There are numerous articles telling you what you should ask a divorce attorney before you hire them and we recently posted our advice on preparing for the attorney-client interview. As mediators we encourage clients to […]