Nicole Levy

Nicole 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, child custody and child support, and Department of Children and Families matters. Nicole can be reached by phone at (781) 253-2049.

Do Separated Spouses Need to Get Along for Mediation to Work?

Mediation can work for angry spouses

Divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy discusses overcoming anger in the mediation process. Divorcing spouses who choose to engage in mediation often find the process quicker and substantially less expensive than divorce litigation. However, spouses facing divorce sometimes fail to pursue mediation based on preconceptions about whether the mediation process is suitable for spouses experiencing a Do Separated Spouses Need to Get Along for Mediation to Work?

My Spouse Hired a Divorce Mediation Coach…What Should I Do?

Nicole K. Levy addresses the impact of the other spouse hiring a mediation coach during divorce mediation. A mediation coach can provide significant assistance to a divorcing spouse during mediation. While the need for legal help is more pressing if you are involved in litigation, a mediation coach is recommended for divorcing spouses whose mediation My Spouse Hired a Divorce Mediation Coach…What Should I Do?

Agreeing to a “Marriage End Date” Can Reduce Stress in Divorce Mediation

Stipulating to a date of divorce can reduce stress in mediation

Divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews the advantages of agreeing on a “marriage end date” for spouses mediating their divorce. In the divorce process, questions often arise over how separated spouses should manage their financial affairs between the time the divorce process begins and the final entry of the divorce decree. Divorce is often emotional, Agreeing to a “Marriage End Date” Can Reduce Stress in Divorce Mediation

Dividing Complex Financial Assets in Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediator Nicole K. Levy examines the division of complex assets during divorce mediation. Many people don’t realize that divorce mediation can include outside experts who asset divorcing spouses with complex financial issues. In divorce litigation, parties will often retain third-parties with special training to assist in the divorce, such as a CPA, business planner Dividing Complex Financial Assets in Divorce Mediation

Comparing the 3 Major Styles of Mediation

3 styles of divorce mediation help spouses resolve issues

Divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews compares and contrasts facilitative mediation, evaluative mediation and transformative mediation. Mediators use a variety of techniques to resolve legal disputes. Indeed, mediation is a craft that can be executed in different ways, depending on a mediator’s expertise, the preference of the clients, and the nature of the dispute in Comparing the 3 Major Styles of Mediation

Shuttle Diplomacy Helps Resolve High-Conflict Divorce Mediations

Resolving divorce with shuttle mediation.

Divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy explores how shuttle mediation allows couples can resolve high-conflict divorce despite strong emotions. Estranged spouses sometimes avoid mediating their divorce because they believe that mediation is only for couples who “get along” during the divorce process. Successful mediations come in all forms, however, including those involving spouses who do not Shuttle Diplomacy Helps Resolve High-Conflict Divorce Mediations