Divorce Mediation Blog

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:

Read More

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.

Read More

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.  

Read More

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

Divorce Mediation: Success on Your Terms

Posted by David Harrison

Admitting failure to ourselves and others is one of the hardest things we have to do, and for many people divorce is just that, an admission of failure. It is the failure of two different people to build a life where both can feel fulfilled. But rather than a personal failure, such as trying to learn the guitar or to speak Italian, divorce is generally a failure in perception. The person with whom you joined your life is not the person you believed them to be, or over time your own values and goals have shifted. In some cases one person may play a larger role in the events that build to divorce, but as with any relationship, the nature of sharing such an experience makes it impossible to assign sole blame. We lose and gain friends throughout our lives with little consequence, but with divorce, a deeply personal relationship impacts every aspect of our daily lives.

Read More

Topics: Divorce Mediation, MA Divorce Information

"Visitation" Changed to "Parenting Time" for Divorce in MA

Posted by Josh Hoch

Effective July 15, 2015 the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court moved from the term “visitation” replacing it with “parenting time”. 

In a letter to Bar Liaisons, Chief Justice Angela Ordoñez explained,

“The changes have been made to reflect the already widespread use of the term “parenting time” in Massachusetts and to more closely follow the national trend of ensuring that parents are not marginalized in their children’s lives and intended to amend grandparent visitation or supervised visitation.”

Read More

Topics: Filing for Divorce in MA, MA Divorce Information, Divorce in the News

Updated Form for Filing for Divorce in MA

Posted by Josh Hoch

In order to file for divorce in Massachusetts, under a 1A no fault divorce, petitioners need to complete a series of forms.  A complete list of forms can be found on MWI's Divorce Mediation Website

The list includes:

  • Joint Petition for Divorce - 1A
  • R-408 Certificate of Absolute Divorce
  • Affidavit of Irretrievable Breakdown
  • Affidavit of Care and Custody
  • Financial Statements
  • Child Support Guidelines Worksheet

The R-408 form has been updated as of late June 2015.

Read More

Topics: MA Divorce Information, Divorce in the News

Reflecting on Three Days of Divorce Mediation Training

Posted by Josh Hoch

By Stephanie Bailey

I was recently able to participate in MWI's Divorce Mediation Training Program and it was incredible.

Read More

Topics: Mediator Training, Divorce Mediation

Financial Aid Information for Divorced Parents

Posted by Josh Hoch

by John L. DeLorey, Jr., Principal - collegeplanningservices.org

Many divorced parents have questions about financial aid for college.  This article will answer some of those questions including:

1. Which parent needs to fill out the financial aid forms?

2. Are Prenuptial agreements recognized by college?

Read More

Topics: MA Divorce Information, Divorce in the News

Divorce for Grownups - Book Review

Posted by Sabrina Bohun

Divorce can conjure up many four letter words.  MWI knows that mediation can bring one to the forefront:  “Hope.”

Divorce for Grownups, written by David Magnuson, provides readers with realistic options, as well as a road map, for how to proceed through a divorce.

Although the details are specific to California where he practices, this book may help divorcing parties in any state nail down potential interests and develop options relating to their own divorce.

This blog author practices divorce mediation in Massachusetts. As such, readers will find helpful information regarding the Commonwealth and links included. MWI offers mediation in most States including Massachusetts and California.  Call 800-348-4888 x23.

Here are six highlights from Divorce for Grownups:

Read More

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

Divorce by Mediation - 8 Tips

Posted by Sabrina Bohun

When couples are faced with the reality of divorce, it can be overwhelming.  There will be many decisions to make regarding how you are going to build new separate lives and how all the pieces will fit.  Mediation may help.

Divorce Mediation provides a forum for spouses to communicate confidentially in a non-adversarial environment with a neutral Mediator.  

Here are 8 tips to reach success using mediation in your divorce:

Read More

Topics: Divorce Mediation, MA Divorce Information

 Find a Divorce Mediator in MA

Divorce Mediation Checklist

upcoming-programs-cta

 

August 31, 2015 Meet with a divorce mediator to have your questions answered and to learn more about divorce mediation.  Call 617-895-4028 or schedule here.

September 9, 2015 @ 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.

October 6, 2015 @ 2:00 PM - Participate in a live webinar to learn more about divorce mediation and to have your questions answered. click for moreAccess the webinar information now by clicking here.

October 14, 2015 - Meet with a divorce mediator to have your questions answered and to learn more about divorce mediation.  Call 617-895-4028 or schedule here.

October 22, 2015 @ 8:30 AM - Participate in a live webinar to learn more about divorce mediation and to have your questions answered. click for moreAccess the webinar information now by clicking here.

November 17, 2015 - Meet with a divorce mediator to have your questions answered and to learn more about divorce mediation.  Call 617-895-4028 or schedule here.

November 30, 2015 @ 12:15 PM - Participate in a live webinar to learn more about divorce mediation and to have your questions answered. click for moreAccess the webinar information now by clicking here.

December 4, 2015 @ 8:45 AM - Participate in a live webinar to learn more about divorce mediation and to have your questions answered. click for moreAccess the webinar information now by clicking here.

December 8, 2015 - Meet with a divorce mediator to have your questions answered and to learn more about divorce mediation.  Call 617-895-4028 or schedule here.

December 9, 2015 @ 10:00 AM - 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.

how to get divorced in ma
amicable divorce
We asked 10 people what they thought "Divorce Mediation" is. Watch this short video to hear their insightful answers.


Divorce Mediation Reviews

About This Blog

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.