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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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What to Consider in Your Co-Parenting Plan

What to Consider in Your Co-Parenting Plan By Macayla Belt, MWI Co-Mediator One of the most important questions parents will be faced with during their divorce is: how do you wish to co-parent your children during and after divorce? For those parents who choose to participate in mediation, parents will work together to create a […]

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When and How to Introduce Children to a New Partner After Divorce

September 10, 2020

When and How to Introduce Children to a New Partner After Divorce By Alex Clarke and Josh Hoch For divorcing couples who are also parents, the question of when and how to introduce a new friend or partner will likely come up during or after divorce. Figuring out what is best for your family after […]

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Nesting – During or After Divorce

August 12, 2020

Nesting – During or 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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