Nicole Levy

Using Short-Term Mediation While Courts are Closed Due to Coronavirus

Short term mediation is fast

Mediator Nicole K. Levy explains how litigants are turning to mediation while courts closed by Covid-19. Massachusetts recently announced that the state’s courts would remain closed for most non-emergency matters until at least June 1, 2020. Given that courts were initially slated to reopen on May 4, 2020, it now appears possible that Probate & Using Short-Term Mediation While Courts are Closed Due to Coronavirus

Mediation is the Best Divorce Option During the Coronavirus Crisis

Social distancing and divorce mediation

Mediator Nicole K. Levy discusses how the Covid-19 crisis is pushing litigating parties towards mediation to resolve divorce and family law issues. As the Covid-19 crisis rumbles forward, rapid changes are impacting how individuals relate to each other, pursue goals and resolve disputes in an increasingly “remote” world. The speed of these changes has been Mediation is the Best Divorce Option During the Coronavirus Crisis

Do Separated Spouses Need to Get Along for Mediation to Work?

Mediation can work for angry spouses

Divorce mediator Nicole K. Levy discusses overcoming anger in the mediation process. Divorcing spouses who choose to engage in mediation often find the process quicker and substantially less expensive than divorce litigation. However, spouses facing divorce sometimes fail to pursue mediation based on preconceptions about whether the mediation process is suitable for spouses experiencing a Do Separated Spouses Need to Get Along for Mediation to Work?

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

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, Agreeing to a “Marriage End Date” Can Reduce Stress in Divorce Mediation

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 Dividing Complex Financial Assets in Divorce Mediation