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Thinking Ahead with Separation Agreements: Avoid Modifications, Make Decisions Now

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem, Director of The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Wellesley, MA | May 3 2022

Reaching agreements is difficult in the best of circumstances; reaching agreement in divorce is especially draining — emotionally and financially.

What is Collaborative Divorce?

By Anthony Adamopoulos, Esq. | Nov 24 2019

In Collaborative Divorce, you, your spouse, your lawyers and other Collaborative Team members make up the Collaborative Team. The Team has one goal, the efficient, collaborative resolution of all issues without trial, arbitration or the threat of either.

Divorce Arbitration is the Way to Go! So......

By Anthony C. Adamopoulos, Esq. | May 30 2018

While arbitration is available to replace a public court trial, it is also available if collaboration or mediation reaches a deadlock (a stalemate on one or two remaining issues); then, it is time for divorce arbitration.

Mediation Works When You Take the Time to Nurture Your Divorce

By Jody Comins, Divorce & Family Mediator | Apr 18 2018

It may seem ironic that you would "nurture" a divorce, but mediation works best when both parties take the time to communicate with each other.

3 Don'ts for Your Divorce

By Susan G. Lillis, Attorney at Law, P.C. | Mar 30 2018

People turn to divorce attorneys for guidance on reaching a divorce settlement. The advice I offer often deals with what NOT to do.

Grandparents Rights After Divorce or Separation

By Edward Buckner - Mediator | Sep 27 2017

Grandparents and parents can agree about visitation without going to court. But if they cannot agree, in certain situations grandparents might be able to get a court order that says they can visit.

Challenging The Myths Surrounding Divorce Mediation

By Dr. Lynne Halem, Center for Mediation and Dispute Resolution | Aug 1 2017

Mediation is a confidential process where decisions are made in a private conference room. There are no filed declarations making accusations against each other. You maintain your good reputation.

Use Mediation Early and Often to Settle Your Divorce Case

By Howard I. Goldstein, Esquire | Jul 21 2017

It is never too early to start mediation. Here are some reasons why early resort to mediation can be helpful.

Communication and Divorce Mediation

By Susan Lillis, Esquire | Jun 5 2017

Many marriages break down because of a lack of communication or poor communication. So if a marriage can't last due to bad communication, how can you expect those same two people to sit in a room and come to an agreement in divorce mediation?

Choosing a Divorce Mediator

By Dr. Lynne C. Halem, Director of The Centre for Mediation and Dispute Resolution, Wellesley, MA | Sep 21 2016

Two years of marital counseling has come to a crashing halt with the decision to divorce. After a few more sleepless nights of weighing the alternatives, you decide to give mediation a try.