Divorce Mediation Blog

A Letter Writing Project That Helps People Find Closure with Divorce

Posted by Abigail Blatt

I recently attended a networking event for professionals who work with families. It was a wonderful opportunity for me to meet so many different types of professionals and hear about their experiences climbing the ladder of success in their prospective fields of mediation, family law, psychotherapy, financial services, and other social and legal professions. It was at this event where I met Vicki Shemin for the first time. While chatting, I learned of her work in family law and alternative dispute resolution and what excited me most was hearing about a book she was writing called "Letters To Ex-Spouses:... And I Just Wanted You To Know."

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Topics: MA Divorce Information, Divorce in the News

Probate and Family Court Standing Order 2-16: Parent Education Program Attendance

Posted by Josh Hoch

Effective May 1, 2016, there are changes that parents of minor children in Massachusetts should be aware of. In the spirit of "the best interest of the child," the Probate and Family Court has determined that parents would be well served by receiving education about children's emotional needs and the effects of divorce on child behavior and development. 

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Topics: Filing for Divorce in MA, MA Divorce Information, How to file for Divorce in MA

Parent Education Programs with MWI in Boston

Posted by Josh Hoch

If you have a child(ren) under the age of 18 in Massachusetts and you and your spouse are seeking a divorce, one requirement is to participate in an approved Parent Education Program. 

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Topics: Filing for Divorce in MA, MA Divorce Information, How to file for Divorce in MA

When is My Divorce in Massachusetts Final?

Posted by Josh Hoch

When you begin the divorce process there are a lot of unknowns that can add fear to your situation. What type of divorce do I file? How soon will my case be heard? What is a Divorce Judgement Nisi? When is my divorce in Massachusetts Final? How Do I get a Copy of the Divorce Decree? The divorce process may feel daunting, but with the right information and answers to common questions, divorce is more manageable. 

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Topics: Divorce Mediation, Filing for Divorce in MA, MA Divorce Information

10 Best Resources for Divorce in Massachusetts from MWI

Posted by Josh Hoch

As a divorce mediator, I often receive phone calls from perspective divorce mediation clients who are looking to gather information about divorce in Massachusetts. Below is a list of 10 of the best and most frequently requested resources:

1.  Books on Divorce - There is no shortage of books on divorce! Click here for a list of some of the best.

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10 Best Books about Divorce and Money

Posted by Josh Hoch

Finances are always an important topic during divorce. As mediators, we often have clients ask us for resources on the topic of divorce and money. Here is a list of 10 books that provide tips and strategies on staying financially afloat before, during, and after divorce.

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Topics: Divorce Mediation, Divorce in the News

Tips from Mister Rogers About Divorce and Children

Posted by Josh Hoch

By Josh Hoch and Meaghan Looney

Recently I was at home with my two young children and we decided to watch television together. Scrolling through Netflix, we came across Mister Rogers. I told my children that this is a show I watched when I was their age. They wanted to see it. Each episode provided a short description and I was surprised to see one mention divorce. We didn't watch that episode together, opting for the Flying Karamazov Brothers which I thought would interest them more. The next day at work, Meaghan and I watched the divorce episode. We were curious to see how divorce was discussed by Mrister Rogers back in 1981. 

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Topics: Divorce Mediation, Divorce in the News

We've Moved! MWI Divorce Mediation now in Boston's Financial District

Posted by Josh Hoch

MWI has moved from Faneuil Hall to 10 Liberty Square - 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02109, just a few blocks away from our previous office. 

MWI's new office provides divorce mediation and divorce arbitration clients with:

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Topics: Divorce Mediation, MA Divorce Information, Divorce in the News

Support Group: Queer Women Leaving Straight Relationships

Posted by Josh Hoch

MWI's Divorce Mediation Blog serves to provide information related to divorce and divorce mediation in Massachusetts. This post aims to inform the public about a support group tailored toward queer women leaving straight relationships.

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Topics: Divorce Mediation, MA Divorce Information

Divorce Mediation vs Divorce Arbitration … What’s the Difference?

Posted by Sabrina R. Bohun

Gone are the days where the only option to get divorced is to hire an attorney and resolve issues in a court of law and/or represent yourself through the process.  Viable alternative options for divorce in Massachusetts include mediation and arbitration.  

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Topics: Divorce Mediation, Filing for Divorce in MA, MA Divorce Information

 

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May 2 - 6, 2016 - Meet with a divorce mediator to have your questions answered and to learn more about divorce mediation. To schedule, call 617-895-4028 or schedule here

May 10, 2016 @ 4:15 PM - Participate in a live webinar to learn more about divorce mediation and to have your questions answered. click for more. Access the webinar information now by clicking here

May 17, 2016 and May 24, 2016 from 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM - Attend an approved Parent Education Program in Boston. Register here.

May 18-20, 2016 Meet with a divorce mediator to have your questions answered and to learn more about divorce mediation. To schedule, call 617-895-4028 or schedule here.

May 23, 2016 @ 12:15 PM - Participate in a live webinar to learn more about divorce mediation and to have your questions answered. click for more. Access the webinar information now by clicking here

June 15 and 22, 2016 - Attend an approved Parent Education Program in Boston. Register here.

August 3 and 10, 2016 - Attend an approved Parent Education Program in Boston. Register here.

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The MWI Divorce Mediation Blog serves to provide information related to the topics of divorce and mediation in Massachusetts. It is managed by Divorce Mediator Josh Hoch and the firm MWI, a national dispute resolution services and training firm located in Boston, MA since 1994.