Mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews the steps every spouse should take before their first divorce mediation. Divorce mediation is the most widely recommended approach for reaching marital dissolution settlements in Massachusetts. Family law attorneys, judges, guardian ad litems (GALs), and mental health professionals consistently agree that the cost-effective mediation process can mitigate the emotional and … What’s Your Divorce Mediation Preparation Checklist?
Mediator Nicole K. Levy takes a deep dive into the benefits of resolving a divorce through mediation rather than litigation. Taking the first step to ending your marriage can be challenging. Many recently separated spouses only decide to seek a divorce after years of struggling to communicate at all, never mind about the dissolution of … The Benefits of Divorce Mediation over Litigation
Conciliator and evaluative mediator Nicole K. Levy explains how divorce and family law litigants can benefit from robust methods while access to courts is limited. Mediators draw on multiple dispute resolution techniques when mediating family law case. Not every divorce mediator uses the same style; moreover, individual mediators may take different approaches depending on the … Conciliation and Evaluative Mediation: Robust Alternatives to Litigation
Mediator Nicole K. Levy explains how litigants are turning to mediation while courts closed by Covid-19. Massachusetts recently announced that the state’s courts would remain closed for most non-emergency matters until at least June 1, 2020. Given that courts were initially slated to reopen on May 4, 2020, it now appears possible that Probate & … Using Short-Term Mediation While Courts are Closed Due to Coronavirus
Mediator Nicole K. Levy discusses how the Covid-19 crisis is pushing litigating parties towards mediation to resolve divorce and family law issues. As the Covid-19 crisis rumbles forward, rapid changes are impacting how individuals relate to each other, pursue goals and resolve disputes in an increasingly “remote” world. The speed of these changes has been … Mediation is the Best Divorce Option During the Coronavirus Crisis
Mediator Nicole K. Levy explores the many ways that a mediation coach can assist in a divorce. The first divorce mediation session can be nerve-wracking. First-time mediation participants often feel unsure about how the mediation process will unfold, including questions about the structure of the process, the role of the mediator and how their spouse … How A Mediation Coach Can Help Your Divorce
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?
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?
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
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