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My Spouse Hired a Divorce Mediation Coach…What Should I Do?

Nicole K. Levy addresses the impact of the other spouse hiring a mediation coach during divorce mediation. A mediation coach can provide significant assistance to a divorcing spouse during mediation. While the need for legal help is more pressing if you are involved in litigation, a mediation coach is recommended for divorcing spouses whose mediation […]

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, […]

Dividing Complex Financial Assets in Divorce Mediation

Divorce Mediator Nicole K. Levy examines the division of complex assets during divorce mediation. Many people don’t realize that divorce mediation can include outside experts who asset divorcing spouses with complex financial issues. In divorce litigation, parties will often retain third-parties with special training to assist in the divorce, such as a CPA, business planner […]

The Top Four Questions to Ask in Your Divorce Mediation

Questions for spouses to ask in divorce mediation

Nicole K. Levy of South Shore Divorce Mediation explores the top four questions to ask in mediation.  Pursuing mediation for a divorce or family law issue is a decision that all people involved need to agree on prior to engaging in the process. Once the mediation begins, though, spouses or parents often find themselves at […]

Child Custody: The Benefits of Mediating Holiday Schedules

Parents benefit from mediating holiday issues

Child custody mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews how mediation can help parents plan and resolve holiday schedules. This time of year can be stressful for parties involved in divorce or child custody litigation, or those who are separated and trying to work out what to do for a schedule. With the holidays rapidly approaching, and […]

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 […]

Comparing the 3 Major Styles of Mediation

3 styles of divorce mediation help spouses resolve issues

Divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy reviews compares and contrasts facilitative mediation, evaluative mediation and transformative mediation. Mediators use a variety of techniques to resolve legal disputes. Indeed, mediation is a craft that can be executed in different ways, depending on a mediator’s expertise, the preference of the clients, and the nature of the dispute in […]

Shuttle Diplomacy Helps Resolve High-Conflict Divorce Mediations

Resolving divorce with shuttle mediation.

Divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy explores how shuttle mediation allows couples can resolve high-conflict divorce despite strong emotions. Estranged spouses sometimes avoid mediating their divorce because they believe that mediation is only for couples who “get along” during the divorce process. Successful mediations come in all forms, however, including those involving spouses who do not […]

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 […]

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 […]