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Nesting – During or After Divorce

August 12, 2020

Nesting – During of After Divorce Needless to say, divorce is extremely difficult for parents and children alike. However, divorce is often times the best decision for a family since growing up in a happy home has proven to be extremely beneficial for children. Deciding that a divorce is the best decision is only the […]

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Meet Divorce Mediator Kajy Vicinelli

July 21, 2020

Kajy Vicinelli is a licensed attorney and divorce and family mediator with MWI in Boston.

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Can You Really Train Mediators Online? Reflecting on MWI’s Experience

July 14, 2020

For the past twenty-six years, MWI has offered four mediation trainings per year, every year. The workshop was held in many different venues over that time. One place the mediation training was never held: online.

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Meet Divorce Mediator Denise Earl

Denise is a divorce mediator and housing mediator with MWI. She has helped hundreds of people resolve divorce, parenting, elder care, family, and housing disputes. Eager to share her knowledge and experience, Denise also serves as a mentor to new mediators.

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Every Journey Starts With a Single Step – Mine was the MWI Internship

July 8, 2020

How an internship at MWI led to the opening of a mediation firm in New York.

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Meet Divorce Mediator Judge Linda Pearce Prestley, (ret)

June 12, 2020

As a mediator with MWI, Judge Prestley mediates divorce, family, civil, employment, and housing cases. Her expertise includes domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, diversity training, legal issues in education, employment discrimination, and truancy intervention. With her impressive background, Judge Prestley has a unique perspective during mediation.

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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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