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How Does Custody Work in Massachusetts?

How Does Custody Work in Massachusetts?

| March 7, 2019

The word “custody” conjures ugly divisive images for many people. This post will clarify how child custody works in Massachusetts.

Getting Divorced in Massachusetts with Dignity: Mediation and Collaborative Law

Getting Divorced in Massachusetts with Dignity: Mediation and Collaborative Law

| March 3, 2019

I am excited to share a webinar certified divorce financial analyst Andrea McGrath and I facilitated about getting divorced in

Your Kids and Divorce: Mediating a Child-First Divorce

Your Kids and Divorce: Mediating a Child-First Divorce

| April 28, 2018

What do kids and divorce negotiations have to do with one another? A lot! (for parents). Thinking about your kids

What is a Mediator? Mediation Questions Answered on the Inside Divorce Podcast

What is a Mediator? Mediation Questions Answered on the Inside Divorce Podcast

| April 7, 2018

I had a blast recently being interviewed by divorce attorney Cynthia Auckly-Barbuto of the Law Firm of Grossman & Associates in Newton, MA.

How to Divorce in Massachusetts Using Mediation: An Interview on WCRN

How to Divorce in Massachusetts Using Mediation: An Interview on WCRN

| September 15, 2017

I had the great fortune to be interviewed by Attorney Allen Margulis of the Total Counselor Show on WCRN on

Mediators Can Help HIGH Conflict: Fact or Fiction?

Mediators Can Help HIGH Conflict: Fact or Fiction?

| November 17, 2016

People tell me “I want to refer someone to you but they are really high conflict so there’s no way mediation

The Assumption Trap | Lessons from Family Mediation Services

The Assumption Trap | Lessons from Family Mediation Services

| October 7, 2016

I often find inspiration for posts from my family mediation services. But the reality is that communication lessons are present

A Mediator’s Best Friend Can Remedy Your Relationship Issues

A Mediator’s Best Friend Can Remedy Your Relationship Issues

| August 2, 2015

I am a mediator and I recently lost one of the loves of my life. A best friend. A source

Dealing With Divorce Can Be Easier When You Think Like a Kindergartener

Dealing With Divorce Can Be Easier When You Think Like a Kindergartener

| November 1, 2014

I am always trying to find a unique twist for my posts. Something that sets my ideas apart. Thinking about

Is All Fair in Love and War? Lessons for Marriages, Divorce, and Separation Agreements

Is All Fair in Love and War? Lessons for Marriages, Divorce, and Separation Agreements

| October 3, 2014

Common separation agreement ideas: “We’ll just split things down the middle. That’s just the fair thing to do.” “We just

6 Ways to Deal with Rigid Black and White Thinkers Inspired by Mediation for Divorce Clients

6 Ways to Deal with Rigid Black and White Thinkers Inspired by Mediation for Divorce Clients

| September 5, 2014

  Do you ever feel like banging your head against the wall when dealing with rigid and inflexible people? Folks

3 Divorce Mediation Tips: How to Deal with Family Problems

3 Divorce Mediation Tips: How to Deal with Family Problems

| August 1, 2014

Echos of a divorce mediation: She doesn’t get it! She’s SO emotional. All she’s going to do is talk about

Ping-Pong Arguments: Two Tips for Dealing with Family Conflict Inspired by the Divorce Mediation Process

Ping-Pong Arguments: Two Tips for Dealing with Family Conflict Inspired by the Divorce Mediation Process

| June 8, 2014

There are some great concepts that mediators use in the mediation process that can be applied right at home. Let’s

10 Tips to Avoid Sounding Like Charlie Brown’s Teacher | Improve Communication in Relationships

10 Tips to Avoid Sounding Like Charlie Brown’s Teacher | Improve Communication in Relationships

| May 18, 2014

Ever been told you should listen more? To wait before you respond? To just shut up and just pay attention