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Five Key Considerations When Choosing a Mediation Training Program

July 28, 2021

So you want to become a mediator? Perhaps you were able to help colleagues or family members work through their differences and you found the role fulfilling. Perhaps someone suggested that you would make a good mediator. Or maybe the idea of becoming a neutral who works with others to help them resolve their differences is a role that fits with your personality and professional goals.

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Child Tax Credit and Divorce

July 16, 2021

The Child Tax Credit and Divorce By Nate Badger, July 15, 2021 During July of 2021, under the new Biden administration, the American Rescue Plan revived and increased the Child Tax Credit (CTC) initiative. Some 36 million households will be eligible to receive a tax credit this year. Given this is a new development, many […]

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Invisible Problems, Concrete Solutions – Mediating Evictions in a Pandemic

March 24, 2021

Invisible Problems, Concrete Solutions – Mediating Evictions in a Pandemic  One of the biggest challenges of the past year has been coping with a threat that can’t be seen. It can be even harder to see positive change when so much of our lives has moved online. But, our MWI team knows how mediation is a powerful solution to these problems. Even when you can’t […]

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Relocating After Divorce: What You Need to Know

March 17, 2021

Relocating after divorce can provide a fresh start and can improve many aspects of your post-divorce life.

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5 Divorce Videos to Watch with Young Children

February 8, 2021

MWI compiled five videos that parents can watch with their children to help their children better understand divorce.

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Videos: 9 Celebrities Sharing Their Divorce Stories

February 3, 2021

Celebrities sharing their stories about divorce that we hope people will find helpful to hear.

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What it Was Like to Attend a Court-Approved Parent Education Program in Massachusetts

January 19, 2021

What it Was Like to Attend a Court-Approved Parent Education Program in Massachusetts By Macayla Belt, MWI Co-Mediator, updated July 29, 2021 In my work as a divorce and family mediator, I have the opportunity to work with parents seeking divorce or parents caught in conflict. In Massachusetts, through August of 2021, parents getting divorced […]

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Your BFF is Going Through a Divorce? Here’s How You Can Help.

January 6, 2021

Your is BFF Going Through a Divorce? Here’s How You Can Help. by MWI Divorce & Family Mediator Vanessa Linsey 12 things you can say to help your friend through the hardest time in their life: 1. “I know you’ve been struggling in your marriage for a long time. If you’re ready to do this, […]

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A question for your Ombuds – Why should I trust you?

December 11, 2020

Ombuds help employees become more resourceful and to empower them to solve their own issues. People work better when they feel they have control over the work and work life.

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Oysters & Ombuds – There’s a First Time for Everything

December 7, 2020

If you’ve never worked with an ombudsman before, you might be nervous about that too. Here are some tips on what to do.

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