Kim is a trained mediator, mediation coach and attorney with more than 15 years of experience in the court system, where she specializes in family law including custody and parenting plans, child support and alimony agreements, and divorce and-post divorce issues. Kim’s mediation approach is informed by her diverse educational and professional experience, which includes a career in journalism, a fellowship at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, nearly six years at one of Boston’s top law firms, and public service as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Charlotte A. Perretta of the Massachusetts Appeals Court and the Honorable Francis X. Spina of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
A native of the South Shore of Massachusetts, Kim believes mediation should center on moving couples away from emotionally reactive positions towards rational decision-making that focuses on each family’s financial future and children’s well-being. Kim’s goal in every divorce mediation is to resolve emotional, financial and child-related concerns relating to the divorce so as to transition couples from fear and frustration to optimism and problem-solving through the mediation process.
Kim attended the Woodward School for Girls in Quincy, where she was valedictorian of the Class of 1988. After graduating from Boston University’s College of Communication with a degree in journalism, she worked for six years as an award-winning reporter and editor with MPG Newspapers in Plymouth, Massachusetts, and the Mariner Community Newspapers in Marshfield, Massachusetts. She also hosted her own television show on Adelphia Cable. Kim graduated magna cum laude from Suffolk University Law School in May 2001. Kim is the co-author of How Divorce Lawyers (And Clients) Can Benefit From Working With Mediators, which she published with attorneys Donald G. Tye and John A. Fiske in the Massachusetts Lawyers Journal in 2011.
Recent Blogs by Kimberley:
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 divorces, […]
Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes discusses how the Co-Worker Rule helps former spouses communicate after separating. In a recent divorce mediation blog post, we discussed the Co-Worker Rule, which provides a practical approach for separated spouses setting boundaries and communicating during and after the divorce process. A recent Massachusetts divorce case highlights the importance of the […]
Mediator and Mediation Coach Kimberley Keyes reviews examines how non-lawyers can prepare legal arguments for divorce mediation. Mediation is among the few areas where non-lawyers are in a position to greatly improve their circumstances by making solid legal arguments to a neutral third party. Understanding the nuances of legal arguments can require years of study […]