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What If My Spouse Wants a Divorce but I Still Love Them?

Divorce mediation can help spouses avoid vengeful decisions

Divorce mediator Kimberley Keyes considers the difficult position of the spouse who resists getting divorced. Some of the most difficult divorces are those that involve one spouse who wants to separate and one who still has deep feelings for the other.  When you are the spouse who is still in love, learning that your significant […]

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 […]

3 Ways You Can Help Your Children Handle a Divorce

3 ways to help children handle the strain of divorce

Mediation Coach and Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia reviews ways to help your child through the divorce process.  Divorce is not only stressful on the parties that are separating, it can also have far reaching effects on the children in the family. Most divorcing parents will do everything within their control to try to prevent […]

How Do You Mediate Parenting Time for Out-of-State Parents?

Divorce mediation can create child custody arrangements for out of state parents

Divorce mediator Kimberley Keyes reviews the challenges of mediating custody and parenting plans for out-of-state parents. Divorce and family mediation can provide a level of flexibility that is advantageous for parents who are living in different states. When parents are given the opportunity to create a realistic and workable child custody and visitation schedule that […]

This is When to Bring Up Potential Power Imbalances in Divorce Mediation

Divorce mediator Kimberley Keyes discusses how divorcing spouses should address any power imbalances between the spouses early in the mediation process. Power imbalances in a marriage can take shape in many forms. One spouse may hold a disproportionate level of knowledge about the family finances, such as when one spouse is a business owner. One […]

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 […]

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, […]

Splitting Complex Assets in a High Net Worth Divorce Mediation

Examples of challenges in equitably dividing complex assets in mediated divorce

Divorce mediator Kimberley Keyes reviews the challenges posed by complex financial assets in divorce. High net worth couples – often defined as those earning more than $500,000 per year and with assets eclipsing $5 million – frequently hold complex financial assets. From investments in stocks and bonds to real estate to pensions to retirement accounts […]

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 […]

The Top Four Questions to Ask in Your Divorce Mediation

Questions for spouses to ask in divorce mediation

Nicole K. Levy of South Shore Divorce Mediation explores the top four questions to ask in mediation.  Pursuing mediation for a divorce or family law issue is a decision that all people involved need to agree on prior to engaging in the process. Once the mediation begins, though, spouses or parents often find themselves at […]