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Category Archives: Mediation Issues

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 […]

Shuttle Diplomacy Helps Resolve High-Conflict Divorce Mediations

Resolving divorce with shuttle mediation.

Divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy explores how shuttle mediation allows couples can resolve high-conflict divorce despite strong emotions. Estranged spouses sometimes avoid mediating their divorce because they believe that mediation is only for couples who “get along” during the divorce process. Successful mediations come in all forms, however, including those involving spouses who do not […]

How Joint Bank Accounts Can Assist Co-Parenting

Joint bank account increases transparency for co-parents

Divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy discusses how divorced and separated parents can benefit from using a joint bank account for child-related expenses. If you and your former spouse have had children together, you will co-parent to be involved in your children’s lives. Co-parenting children can be tricky, especially if separated parents have lost trust in […]

Divorce Mediation for Small Business and Family Business Owners

Divorce mediation and litigation for small businesses

Massachusetts mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews how divorce mediation can protect small businesses and family businesses while generating fair outcomes for both spouses. Divorces can be messy enough on their own, but if you or your spouse own a family business, separating that business can pose a significant challenge. Many attorneys refer to cases involving small […]