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Category Archives: Mediation Issues

Two Situations Where Collaborative Law Can Help Resolve Your Divorce

Situations Where Collaborative Law Can Help Divorce Process

Massachusetts divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews two separate situations where collaborative law can help resolve a divorce. As more and more people try settling their divorce outside of the courtroom, new approaches have developed for resolving legal separations that do not involve litigation. One of these methods is mediation, which is familiar to most […]

Co-Parenting: The Challenge for Divorced and Separated Parents

Co-Parenting

South Shore Divorce Mediation’s Nicole K. Levy explains co-parenting the struggles faced by divorced and separated parents. Any mediated divorce or custody case involving children can trigger a host of issues, from child support and child custody, to holiday and based parenting schedules. Regardless of marital status, breaking up is hard, particularly when children are involved. Following a […]

Divorce Mediation Keeps Alimony Focus on the Future

  Kimberley Keyes reviews how divorce mediation helps spouses negotiate alimony by focusing on the future, not the past. If you and your spouse decide you need a divorce, there are numerous issues that you will need to resolve, ranging from child support to the division of assets. One major issue comes up in some […]

Setting Boundaries During Divorce: The Co-Worker Rule

Divorce Mediation Co-Worker Rule

Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes reviews how The Co-Worker Rule can help divorced and separated spouses co-exist. Many spouses who are going through a divorce cannot simply cut ties completely with a former husband or wife. Perhaps they share children who depend on both parents, while others might work together or share financial interests. For many […]

How Mediation Helps Unmarried Parents Resolve Child Custody and Child Support Issues

Unmarried Parents Mediating Child Support and Custody

Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia discusses how mediation can work for unmarried parents to resolve child support and custody issues. Although the SSDM blog often emphasizes divorce mediation, the truth is that mediation is also extremely useful for unmarried parents who are looking to amicably resolve issues including child custody, parenting time, and child support. All of […]

Mediating Modifications: Child Custody, Child Support and Alimony

Mediating divorce modifications

Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia discusses how mediation can assist parents and former spouses amicably modify judgments and agreements. Fortunately, life goes on after a divorce. However, the needs and goals of the divorced spouses and their children can change with time. Often, these changes are significant enough that terms of a divorce agreement are […]

How Mediating Child Custody Agreements and Parenting Time Protects Families

MA child custody mediator

Divorce Mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews how parents can use a mediator to resolve child custody and parenting time while protecting their family from the conflict of litigation.  Putting together a custody agreement and a parenting schedule is honestly one of the most difficult parts of getting divorced. Dividing parenting time takes an emotional toll […]

How Divorce Mediation Helps Spouses Divide Marital Property Fairly

Mediating the division of marital assets

Divorce Mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews how mediation helps couples divide property efficiently and amicably in a divorce. Dividing marital assets can be emotional, complicated and hugely important to spouses who are trying to re-start their lives after separating. Mediation can help. Deciding to separate triggers a host of issues to consider. Separated spouses need […]

How Using Mediation Avoids Many Common Problems with Prenuptial Agreements

Mediate your prenuptial agreement.

Mediator Kimberley Keyes explains how soon-to-be spouses can use mediation to avoid many common problems with prenuptial agreements. Mediation provides soon-to-be married spouses who agree to execute a prenuptial agreement with a cooperative, stress-free process for preparing a prenuptial agreement that avoids many of the stresses and pitfalls associated with the conventional approach. Marriage is […]