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Category Archives: Divorce Mediation

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mediating High Net Worth Divorces for Wealthy Spouses

high net worth divorce mediation

Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes explains some of the factors involved in meditating high net worth divorces for wealthy families.   A high net worth divorce is sometimes defined as one that involves spouses who earn more than $500,000 per year or have a total net worth of more than $5 million. Sometimes, wealthy spouses are skeptical […]

Understanding Interests Vs. Positions in Divorce Mediation

Divorce-Mediation-Interests-and-Positions

Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes explains the crucial difference between interests and positions in a divorce mediation. Positions and interests drive every divorce, whether it is resolved through mediation, litigation or trial. Put simply, in the divorce context, a position is the legal outcome that a spouse seeks, while an interest represents the underlying concerns and […]

Three Things that Mediation is NOT

Massachusetts Divorce Mediator Justin L. Kelsey presents a short primer on three things that divorce mediation is not. Mediation has become a popular alternative to court proceedings, with mediators resolving disputes of all kinds ranging from private family matters to the very public NFL lockout. But there is still a significant amount of confusion about what […]