Divorce Mediation

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

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?

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

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 This is When to Bring Up Potential Power Imbalances in Divorce 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, Agreeing to a “Marriage End Date” Can Reduce Stress in Divorce Mediation

How Different Mediation Styles Address Power Imbalances

Different mediation styles handle power imbalances in divorce

Divorce mediator Kimberley Keyes explores how power imbalances can be addressed using different mediation styles. Unequal power dynamics can be an obstacle in some divorce mediations. While mediators are well aware of this potential problem, not every mediation style is equal when it comes to dealing with power imbalances. Mediators who rely strictly on a How Different Mediation Styles Address Power Imbalances