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Online Divorce Mediation Tips

June 3, 2020

Online Divorce Mediation Tips MWI has been providing divorce mediation services in Massachusetts since 1994. Prior to COVID-19, our mediators often provided online divorce mediation when one client was out-of-state. Now that people are staying home during COVID-19, MWI’s divorce mediation services are currently being conducted online only. As such, we have developed a list […]

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Facilitating Virtual Meetings

April 27, 2020

Facilitating Virtual Meetings: Five Benefits of Having a Neutral Facilitator By Chuck Doran and Megan Winkeler Facilitating virtual meetings, many of us are discovering, isn’t always easy. Even for a simple staff meeting, there’s so many questions to answer. Should we use video, or is audio alone okay? What’s the best system to use – […]

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Divorce Mediation in Massachusetts – Choose Your Language

April 15, 2020

Divorce Mediation in Massachusetts – Over 100 Languages to Choose from with MWI Mediators By Josh Hoch Going to court in Massachusetts, or any State for that matter, can make some people nervous. Add an inability to speak English and those nerves can compound. Fortunately, once in Court in Massachusetts, people can get the help […]

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How To Find Peace When You’re Stuck at Home With Crazy, Annoying People

April 13, 2020

How To Find Peace When You’re Stuck at Home With Crazy, Annoying People By Vanessa Linsey So how’s it going in your home these days? It’s a loaded question, I know. Each time someone texts me, “How are you?” I’m not sure if I should lie or spend the next 15 minutes tapping out the […]

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Helpful Therapy for Couples Facing Divorce

February 25, 2020

Helpful Therapy for Couples Facing Divorce By Jason Kaufman Yes, there’s such a thing as a ‘good’ divorce! Even when there are children or pets involved… But it won’t just happen by itself. You’ll need specific kinds of help, one of the most important of which might be counseling with an experienced marriage & family […]

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11 Books That Will Help You Survive Divorce: Wallet, Court, Kids, Heart, Mind, & Spirit 

February 12, 2020

11 Books That Will Help You Survive Divorce: Wallet, Court, Kids, Heart, Mind, & Spirit By Vanessa Linsey You’re thinking about divorcing. You’re in the process of divorcing. You’re divorced. Regardless of your status in the separation spectrum, if there’s ever a time in your life when you’ve needed a deep bench of coaches, therapists, […]

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What we can learn from the mediation between the U.S. Women’s Team and the U.S. Soccer Federation

October 16, 2019

What we can learn from the mediation between the U.S. Women’s Team and the U.S. Soccer Federation By Samantha Milano and Chuck Doran The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) sparked much debate leading up to their Women’s World Cup win in July 2019 given the unfair pay gap between the U.S. Men’s and Women’s national […]

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Talking with Your Kids About Divorce

August 2, 2019

Mediation statements offer parties an alternative approach to preparing for the mediation by having each party define success in advance, which in turn increases the chance of reaching an agreement.

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The Power of Asking Questions

June 27, 2019

What if I told you there was one thing you could do to make people like you, build stronger relationships, and get more of what you want out of negotiations? It sounds too good to be true, but recent research points to one action you can take to help you achieve all of these goals: asking questions.

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Preparing Mediation Statements

May 12, 2019

Mediation statements offer parties an alternative approach to preparing for the mediation by having each party define success in advance, which in turn increases the chance of reaching an agreement.

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