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Divorce Mediation Keeps Alimony Focus on the Future

Divorce mediation keeps alimony discussions focused 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 divorces, […]

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 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 […]

How Mediating Child Support Issues Can Benefit Families

Goose and gosling symbolize mediating child support

Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes examines how child support mediation can benefit families by reducing conflict. If you and your spouse are investigating the possibility of getting a divorce, and you have had children together, the issue of child support will come up at some point. Child support is often a contentious and highly emotional issue. […]

A Comparison: Divorce Mediation vs. Divorce Litigation

Tug of war shows differences between mediation and litigation

Hingham Divorce Mediator Kimberley Keyes compares divorce mediation and divorce litigation.   If you and your spouse have decided to pursue a divorce, you have probably looked into the different paths that you can take to resolve your differences and make the decision final. Two of the most common paths that separating spouses take in Massachusetts […]