Surviving Coronavirus: Video Mediation For Divorce and Family Law Issues

The coronavirus won't slow the mediation process.

Mediator James M. Lynch explains how video mediation allows resolution of divorce and family law issues during the coronavirus crisis. The virtual lock-down of the courts in the face of the Coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic should not serve to postpone the plans of couples who have been planning their divorce with an eye towards resolving their Surviving Coronavirus: Video Mediation For Divorce and Family Law Issues

What 3 Things Should I Bring to my First Divorce Mediation Session?

Checklist of 3 things to bring to first divorce mediation session

Mediation Coach and Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia discusses the 3 items every spouse should bring to their first mediation session. Preparing for your first divorce mediation session is important. Preparation helps ensure that the session runs smoothly and the parties accomplish as much as possible, potentially saving time and money in the long run. What 3 Things Should I Bring to my First Divorce Mediation Session?

Netflix’s Marriage Story Shows the Price of Divorce Litigation

Marriage Story teaches lessons about divorce litigation

Massachusetts mediator Jason Owens draws lessons from the Netflix movie, Marriage Story, about divorce mediation and litigation. On December 6, 2019, a new movie was released on Netflix called Marriage Story that illustrates some of the ways that divorce ligation can undermine and erode a productive co-parenting relationship after a marriage ends. Starring Adam Driver Netflix’s Marriage Story Shows the Price of Divorce Litigation

How to Use Financial Experts in Divorce Mediation

Financial expert for divorce mediation

Massachusetts Mediator Jason V. Owens explores how financial experts can assist the mediation process for divorcing spouses. For spouses whose divorce mediation includes complex financial issues, it is often helpful to include one or more outside financial experts in the mediation process. Financial experts can aide the mediation process in a variety of ways. For How to Use Financial Experts in Divorce Mediation

Congress Should Pass the National Mediation Policy Act (NMPA)

SSDM supports the National Mediation Policy Act

    Massachusetts mediator Kimberley Keyes explains the importance of the National Mediation Policy Act (NMPA). In the roughly 40 since it become mainstream across the United States, divorce mediation has grown into the option of first report for many spouses seek a divorce without stress, cost and negativity of litigation. Today, divorce judges across Congress Should Pass the National Mediation Policy Act (NMPA)

Mediating Shared Physical Custody Agreements in Massachusetts

How to mediate shared phyiscal custody.

Table of Contents for this BlogMassachusetts mediator Jason V. Owens explores how parents use mediation for shared physical custody schedules.Challenges for Parents who Meditate Shared Physical Custody of Their ChildrenFinding Joint Custody Solutions Through MediationThe Devil in the Details: Crafting a Well-Written Shared Custody AgreementAvoid Retainers with Pay-As-You-Go Mediation Massachusetts mediator Jason V. Owens explores Mediating Shared Physical Custody Agreements in Massachusetts

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?