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Category Archives: Mediation Timing

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, […]

Is Divorce Mediation Faster than Litigation?

Mediated divorces tend to be faster than litigation in Massachusetts

Divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy explains why mediation is usually faster than divorce litigation. For spouses who are investigating divorce mediation, one of the main concerns they have is  trying to avoid the long, drawn-out, and expensive process that comes with litigation. Mediation is often presented as a quicker alternative; perfect for divorcing spouses who […]

How Long Will My Divorce Mediation Take to Complete?

How long will divorce mediation take?

South Shore Divorce Mediation’s Nicole K. Levy discusses how long a typical divorce mediation lasts. I am frequently asked, how long does divorce mediation take? My answer is always the same: it depends. Each mediation is unique, and the people involved influence the time it can take to reach resolution is reached. Some mediations involve […]

When Should You Start the Divorce Mediation Process?

Timing - when to start divorce mediation

Divorce Mediator Carmela M. Miraglia reviews the best time to start divorce mediation. One of the advantages of the divorce mediation process, compared to the litigation process, is that mediation rewards creativity and encourages flexibility by allowing to spouses set the pace for resolving their divorce. While many spouses will complete the mediation process before […]

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 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 […]

Mediation Works Even After a Complaint for Divorce Has Been Filed

Mediation offers both spouses a path forward in divorce

Divorce Mediator Nicole K. Levy explains why mediation can still work, even after a complaint for divorce has been filed. One question I frequently hear from people investigating mediation is whether they can use mediation after a divorce case has been opened in court.  Spouses often feel that once they have initiated litigation, mediation is […]

Even if Unsuccessful, Mediation Narrows Down the Issues for Litigation

Mediation promotes peaceful problem solving.

Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes reviews how mediation valuably narrows the contested issues in a divorce, even if the mediation itself is unsuccessful. If you and your spouse are considering a divorce, or if you have already decided that you’re going to split up, you probably realize that many issues will need to be resolved. For […]