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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 […]

Tax Reform and Divorce: Is Your Divorce Mediator Tax-Aware?

Tax Implications of a Divorce Make Having a Mediator Who Knows Tax Law Critical

Divorce mediator Kimberley Keyes reviews how the new tax reform bill impacts divorce mediation.  One of the things that you can almost always count on in a divorce is that money or other property will change hands in the form of alimony, child support or the division of marital assets. These monetary exchanges raise important implications […]

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 […]

The “Co-Worker Rule” Helps Spouses set Boundaries During a Divorce

The co-worker helps divorced spouses talk.

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 […]

How Basic Legal Arguments Can Help Non-Lawyers in Divorce Mediation

Legal Arguments for Non-Lawyers

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 […]

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 […]

Mediating High Net Worth Divorces for Wealthy Spouses

high net worth divorce mediation

Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes explains some of the factors involved in meditating high net worth divorces for wealthy families.   A high net worth divorce is sometimes defined as one that involves spouses who earn more than $500,000 per year or have a total net worth of more than $5 million. Sometimes, wealthy spouses are skeptical […]

Understanding Interests Vs. Positions in Divorce Mediation

Divorce-Mediation-Interests-and-Positions

Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes explains the crucial difference between interests and positions in a divorce mediation. Positions and interests drive every divorce, whether it is resolved through mediation, litigation or trial. Put simply, in the divorce context, a position is the legal outcome that a spouse seeks, while an interest represents the underlying concerns and […]

Mediated Divorce Agreements Are Less Likely to be Violated

cooperative divorce mediation

Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes reviews why we see fewer violations of divorce agreements reached through mediation. Over more than a decade observing divorcing spouses, I have often observed that divorce agreements that result from the mediation process are less likely to be violated than agreements reached through litigation. The discrepancy appears to result from the […]

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 […]