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Category Archives: Mediation Issues

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 […]

How Alimony Buyouts Can Maximize Flexibility After a Divorce

Marital Assets Can Fund Alimony Buyouts

Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes examines how alimony buyouts can greatly increase flexibility after a divorce. One of the biggest benefits to mediating a divorce, as opposed to litigating it, is that you and your spouse have much more power to choose what is best for your particular situation. Mediation broadens the options available to you […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]