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Divorce Mediation Keeps Alimony Focus on the Future

Kimberley Keyes reviews how divorce mediation helps spouses negotiate alimony by focusing on the future, not the past. If you and your spouse decide you need a divorce, there are numerous issues that you will need to resolve, ranging from child support to the division of assets. One major issue comes up in some divorces, […]

The “Co-Worker Rule” Helps Spouses set Boundaries During a Divorce

The co-worker helps divorced spouses talk.

Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes discusses how the Co-Worker Rule helps former spouses communicate after separating. In a recent divorce mediation blog post, we discussed the Co-Worker Rule, which provides a practical approach for separated spouses setting boundaries and communicating during and after the divorce process. A recent Massachusetts divorce case highlights the importance of the […]

The Importance of Defining Your Goals Before Divorce Mediation

Define Goals for Divorce Mediation

Massachusetts divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews the importance of identifying specific goals before starting divorce mediation. A major benefit of divorce mediation is that it allows spouses to creatively craft their own solutions to the unique issues affecting their divorce. Mediation generally focuses on the final resolution, rather than on who “won” or who […]

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 […]

How Basic Legal Arguments Can Help Non-Lawyers in Divorce Mediation

Legal Arguments for Non-Lawyers

Mediator and Mediation Coach Kimberley Keyes reviews examines how non-lawyers can prepare legal arguments for divorce mediation. Mediation is among the few areas where non-lawyers are in a position to greatly improve their circumstances by making solid legal arguments to a neutral third party. Understanding the nuances of legal arguments can require years of study […]

Setting Boundaries During Divorce: The Co-Worker Rule

Divorce Mediation Co-Worker Rule

Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes reviews how The Co-Worker Rule can help divorced and separated spouses co-exist. Many spouses who are going through a divorce cannot simply cut ties completely with a former husband or wife. Perhaps they share children who depend on both parents, while others might work together or share financial interests. For many […]

Overcoming Negative Emotions in the Mediation Process

Role of Negative Emotions in Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy explores the challenges posed by strong emotions in the mediation process. Strong emotions are a predictable part of the divorce process. Divorce mediation helps spouses process and move past strong emotions – rather than inflaming destructive feelings – so spouses can resolve their divorce in an intelligent, productive manner. Strong […]

How Long Will My Divorce Mediation Take to Complete?

How long will divorce mediation take?

South Shore Divorce Mediation’s Nicole K. Levy discusses how long a typical divorce mediation lasts. I am frequently asked, how long does divorce mediation take? My answer is always the same: it depends. Each mediation is unique, and the people involved influence the time it can take to reach resolution is reached. Some mediations involve […]

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 […]