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How Joint Bank Accounts Can Assist Co-Parenting

Joint bank account increases transparency for co-parents

Divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy discusses how divorced and separated parents can benefit from using a joint bank account for child-related expenses. If you and your former spouse have had children together, you will co-parent to be involved in your children’s lives. Co-parenting children can be tricky, especially if separated parents have lost trust in […]

Divorce Mediation for Small Business and Family Business Owners

Divorce mediation and litigation for small businesses

Massachusetts mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews how divorce mediation can protect small businesses and family businesses while generating fair outcomes for both spouses. Divorces can be messy enough on their own, but if you or your spouse own a family business, separating that business can pose a significant challenge. Many attorneys refer to cases involving small […]

How Alimony Buyouts Can Maximize Flexibility After a Divorce

Marital Assets Can Fund Alimony Buyouts

Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes examines how alimony buyouts can greatly increase flexibility after a divorce. One of the biggest benefits to mediating a divorce, as opposed to litigating it, is that you and your spouse have much more power to choose what is best for your particular situation. Mediation broadens the options available to you […]

Two Situations Where Collaborative Law Can Help Resolve Your Divorce

Situations Where Collaborative Law Can Help Divorce Process

Massachusetts divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews two separate situations where collaborative law can help resolve a divorce. As more and more people try settling their divorce outside of the courtroom, new approaches have developed for resolving legal separations that do not involve litigation. One of these methods is mediation, which is familiar to most […]

Co-Parenting: The Challenge for Divorced and Separated Parents

Co-Parenting

South Shore Divorce Mediation’s Nicole K. Levy explains co-parenting the struggles faced by divorced and separated parents. Any mediated divorce or custody case involving children can trigger a host of issues, from child support and child custody, to holiday and based parenting schedules. Regardless of marital status, breaking up is hard, particularly when children are involved. Following a […]

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 […]

Tax Reform and Divorce: Is Your Divorce Mediator Tax-Aware?

Tax Implications of a Divorce Make Having a Mediator Who Knows Tax Law Critical

Divorce mediator Kimberley Keyes reviews how the new tax reform bill impacts divorce mediation.  One of the things that you can almost always count on in a divorce is that money or other property will change hands in the form of alimony, child support or the division of marital assets. These monetary exchanges raise important implications […]

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 […]

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 […]