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Meet a Divorce Mediator Ben Stich

September 4, 2018

As a divorce mediator with MWI, Ben puts his High-Conflict Mediation training to good work as he mediates cases concerning not only divorce, but also custody disputes, parent-teen conflict, marital issues, elder decisions, asset division, liability division, property division and other high conflict family disputes. He also helps facilitate our court-approved "Better Parent" Parent Education Program.

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The Power of Building Strong Relationships

August 28, 2018

You can benefit from shifting your focus away from immediate, substantive outcomes to considering what building strong relationships could yield in weeks, months, or even years.

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Meet Divorce Mediator Sally Plone

August 27, 2018

As a divorce mediator with MWI, Sally mediates family conflicts of all kinds in addition to divorce, like co-parenting and custody disputes. She offers mediation services in Watertown and Peabody. She also facilitates MWI's "Better Parent" Court Approved Parent Education Program for parents seeking divorce or to establish paternity in Massachusetts.

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Meet Divorce Mediator Mindy Milberg

August 20, 2018

To her mediation services with in MWI in Natick, MA, Mindy brings over 40 years of experience in serving as an attorney in cases related to divorce, employment, probate, personal injury, and business. As an arbitrator, Mindy helps people resolve conflicts in employment, divorce, commercial, personal injury, and probate matters.

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How to Create Value With a Positive No

July 20, 2018

Learning to deliver a positive no in an interest-based, intentional way is an essential skill for any successful negotiator.

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7 Reasons to Look Forward to Your Parent Education Program

July 13, 2018

Court-approved parent education programs can help guide you onto a path of effective co-parenting with your ex-spouse and provide several resources relating to co-parenting apart and how to support your children during after divorce. Here are 7 reasons why you should look forward to your Parent Education Program.

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What Lord Caradon and Resolution 242 Can Teach Us About Negotiating

July 5, 2018

In an international case study, Hugh Mackintosh Foot (who later was known as Lord Caradon) teaches us the importance of building trust and reframing positions to interests when negotiating.

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2026 World Cup Bids: The Power of Coalition Building

June 28, 2018

The North American Federation's World Cup bid for 2026 offers valuable insights on how to create value through coalition building, even when it's not immediately apparent how the interests of each party will be met.

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Five Books Every Mediator Should Read

June 7, 2018

Whether you are new to mediation, been in the field for decades, or just want to know how to navigate difficult conversations more effectively, these are the books everyone has something to gain from reading.

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Putting the Kids First When Divorcing

April 27, 2018

Mediators want to parent reach an amicable agreement. Most parents would agree that the well-being of the kids comes first. This starts with a fair parenting plan where both parents (and the children) are happy with the parenting schedule.

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