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Category Archives: Mediation Issues

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 […]

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 […]

Child Custody: The Benefits of Mediating Holiday Schedules

Parents benefit from mediating holiday issues

Child custody mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews how mediation can help parents plan and resolve holiday schedules. This time of year can be stressful for parties involved in divorce or child custody litigation, or those who are separated and trying to work out what to do for a schedule. With the holidays rapidly approaching, and […]

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 […]

Millennials and the Benefits of Mediating Prenuptial Agreements

Millennials should mediate prenuptial agreements to save money

South Shore Divorce Mediator Carmela Miraglia explores how millennial spouses can benefit by mediating their prenuptial agreements. A recent article in The New York Times discussed the rise of prenuptial agreements, especially in the millennial crowd. The article offered useful information and a host of tips for starting the prenup process, with one that stuck […]

The Increased Role of Mediation Coaches in Shuttle Mediation

Mediation coaching in shuttle mediation

Cape Cod mediator and mediation coach, Carmela M. Miraglia, explores how shuttle mediation increases opportunities for mediation coaches. Shuttle mediation is a popular technique used by divorce mediators to help couples resolve their legal disputes amicably. While this technique can be especially useful in high conflict divorces, it is also aids mediations by reducing the […]