Mediating Child Custody Disputes During the Coronavirus

Mediation is an option during the coronavirus.

Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia explores mediation options for parents during the coronavirus pandemic. Life for parents during the coronavirus has often involved a bizarre mix of boredom and inactivity for children, coupled with rapidly changing “rules” for parents to follow during the pandemic. In the early days of the pandemic – approximately 2.5 months ago Mediating Child Custody Disputes During the Coronavirus

Mediating Modifications of Child Support and Alimony During the Coronavirus Crisis

Job losses impact child suport.

Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia explains how mediation is the best answer for parents and former spouses who have lost jobs during the Covid-19 crisis. While people stay home and businesses shutter to slow the spread of the coronavirus, millions of American workers are being laid off. Many of these displaced workers have child support obligations Mediating Modifications of Child Support and Alimony During the Coronavirus Crisis

Using Short-Term Mediation While Courts are Closed Due to Coronavirus

Short term mediation is fast

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

Mediation is the Best Divorce Option During the Coronavirus Crisis

Social distancing and divorce mediation

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

Court Filings and Covid-19: How to File Agreements in MA Probate & Family Courts During Crisis

Using mediation during coronavirus

Mediator Kimberley Keyes discusses how parties can successfully file divorce and separation agreements, stipulations and other written agreements during the coronavirus crisis. In this blog, I review how individuals in Massachusetts can electronically file written agreements in Massachusetts Probate & Family Courts during the coronavirus crisis, including Separation Agreements and Joint Petition for Divorce, mediated Court Filings and Covid-19: How to File Agreements in MA Probate & Family Courts During Crisis

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